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What's next on Spitzer's playlist?

Janet Babin | Dec 26, 2005
New York's Attorney General is known for his aggressive investigations -- now Eliot Spitzer is investigating whether top music studios colluded to set the prices they charge to download songs. Warner Music Group said it received a subpoena last Tuesday, and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports today that Sony BMG and Vivendi Universal have also been served. Janet Babin has the story.
Posted In: Economy

Seven + Eleven = Bigger

Dan Grech | Dec 26, 2005
Also today, the fifth-biggest retail company in the world just formed in Asia. The massive Japanese conglomerate that owns 7-Eleven stores spent $1.1 billion to buy Millennium Retailing, and the move could shake up how the Japanese shop. Marketplace's Dan Grech has more.

Tsunami land grab

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 26, 2005
Today marks the one year anniversary of the worst of the year's disasters -- the Asian tsunami, which killed over 200,000 people across 13 countries. Miranda Kennedy reported on the tsunami from Sri Lanka, and she recently traveled to the coast of Thailand, where villagers hit by the tsunami are now battling a second force.
Posted In: Canada

Holiday business Q&A

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 26, 2005
Maud Lavin talks to host Kai Ryssdal about the bottom line behind the holiday shopping season. Lavin's book is is called, appropriately enough, "The Business of Holidays."

Wal-Mart v. Target

| Dec 26, 2005
Both are big box stores. Both do billions in sales each year. But one is faring much better when it comes to PR. Commentator Roben Farzad says Wal-Mart is losing ground to the bullseye.

Reinventing retirement

| Dec 26, 2005
Next Sunday, New Year's Day, the first wave of baby boomers will turn 60 years old. More than 76 million Americans are set to join the pool of people known as retirees. Jo Giese looks at one state that's already planning for the future.

Job Files: Race car driver

| Dec 26, 2005
In this edition of the job files, we hit the fast lane with Danica Patrick.

Buy an Infiniti, and Beyond!

Scott Jagow | Dec 26, 2005
With DVR technology and changing consumer tastes, the 30-second TV ad no longer carries the weight it once did. Marketing expert Joseph Jaffe looks at the future of the TV commercial with host Scott Jagow. Joseph Jaffe is the author of "Life After the 30-Second Spot."

Cartoons in the Cubicle

Brian Watt | Dec 26, 2005
Host Brian Watt talks to <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff about the importance of art and humor in the workplace. You can see some of his favorite business-related <i>New Yorker</i> cartoons below.

Teach a Man to Fish

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 26, 2005
One year ago today, a massive tsunami smashed the coast of 13 countries in Asia, killing more than 200,000 people. The U.N. and scores of non-profits funneled billions in relief funds to the region. But as Miranda Kennedy reports, poor choices in how that money was spent are still causing problems today.
Posted In: Canada