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EMI looks to market Martin's 'cool'

| Nov 24, 2006
The recording company EMI recently struck a deal with the Dean Martin Trust to license the late crooner's name and suave image. Bob Moon reports.

At Thanksgiving, plumbers' plates are full

Sean Cole | Nov 24, 2006
This is the busiest time of the year for plumbers. And it's not all gravy. Sean Cole explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Sending thanks

| Nov 24, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, the Fed chair and Bob Dylan, what do they have in common? Chris has the answer.

Buzzword: Black Friday

| Nov 24, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: Black Friday. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, November 24, 2006

| Nov 24, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on using a credit card for the first time and prioritizing savings.

A permanent home for the Olympics?

Scott Jagow | Nov 24, 2006
Scott Jagow asks business of sports commentator Diana Nyad why San Francisco dropped out of the race for the 2016 Olympics, and why there's a push to base the games permanently in Athens.
Posted In: Sports

Black Friday frenzy

| Nov 24, 2006
Retail analyst Richard Hastings of Smyth-Bernard Sands gives his thoughts on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season from one of North Carolina's biggest malls.

Bad move SWIFT

Stephen Beard | Nov 24, 2006
The European Union's data protection panel says SWIFT broke privacy laws by handing over bank transfer records to the U.S. government. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Dude, you're getting a deal!

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 24, 2006
Computer vendors are slashing prices and offering other incentives to attract consumers. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at why computer retailers are worried about slow holiday sales.
Posted In: Science

Mixed bag for high-end bling

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 24, 2006
Revenue for luxury retailers this holiday season could depend on which segment of wealthy Americans they're targeting. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.