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Red Sox put big money on <nobr>'Dice K'</nobr>

Curt Nickisch | Dec 14, 2006
The Boston Red Sox signed Japanese pitching phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka to a reported $52 million contract &mdash; after paying $51 million just to negotiate. Boston business thinks it's money well spent. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Sports

It looks so life-like . . . BLAM!

| Dec 14, 2006
This is deer season in many parts of the country, a busy time of year for game wardens. Poachers aren't easy prey, though. So law enforcement's nabbing them with bait that just begs to be shot. Brian Bull reports.

Conversations From the Corner Office: Howard Schultz

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 14, 2006
Starbucks' chairman of the board talks with Kai Ryssdal about the life experiences that shaped his corporate philosophy.

Minimum wage gap

Scott Jagow | Dec 14, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell look at the growing divide among economists over what to do about the minimum wage.

New Yorkers at a tipping point, part 2

| Dec 14, 2006
In some cities, holiday tipping is a yuletide tradition. Trey Kay hit the streets of New York to find out how folks feel about the custom &mdash; on both sides of the door.
Posted In: New York

BP accused of price fixing . . . again

Stephen Beard | Dec 14, 2006
British oil giant BP says it could face charges of price fixing futures in the unleaded gasoline market. Stephan Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Qantas turns on a dime

Scott Jagow | Dec 14, 2006
An extra 10 Australian cents per share &mdash; and a couple key conditions &mdash; finally won over the folks at Qantas. The Australian airline accepted an $8.6 billion takeover bid from a private equity group today.
Posted In: Travel

Taco Bell's PR problem

Amy Scott | Dec 14, 2006
Health officials are now blaming contaminated lettuce for the recent E. coli outbreak at Taco Bell. But they're still investigating &mdash; and that's not helping with damage control, Amy Scott reports.

Ethics reform makes a comeback?

John Dimsdale | Dec 14, 2006
Voter discontent may have given new life to ethics reform in Washington. A package that would beef up bans on gifts and meals from lobbyists is seeing light on the Hill today. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Wall Street looks to '07

Janet Babin | Dec 14, 2006
New Year's is still a couple weeks away, but Wall Street observers are already making earnings predictions for 2007. Forecast? Bullish. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street