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Home sales outlook

Alex Cohen | Dec 28, 2005
The rollicking real estate market is expected to cool in some places and surge in others in 2006. Alex Cohen reports.

Casino landfall

Dan Grech | Dec 28, 2005
Mississippi has opened its first land-based Casino. As Dan Grech reports, it won't be its last.

Solar-powered cell phones

Janet Babin | Dec 28, 2005
A new gadget developed by Dutch scientists powers cell phones, blackberries and iPods with the rays of the sun. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Science

Russian resignation

Stephen Beard | Dec 28, 2005
Today, the Russian government loudly and publicly dismissed the criticisms of a high-profile former economic aide.Andrei Illarionov quit his post Tuesday, saying Russia is no longer free. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard explains that the story behind the story is mostly about market forces, not political ones.
Posted In: Canada

Causey cuts a deal

Dan Grech | Dec 28, 2005
After two years, Enron's chief accountant appears to have flipped. Richard Causey is expected to plead guilty later today in Houston as part of a deal with prosecutors. He's the 16th Enron employee to cooperate with the government, and by far the most important. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Inverted yield curve

John Dimsdale | Dec 27, 2005
A rare economic phenomenon occurred today - the yield curve on Treasury Bills inverted. Marketplace's John Dimsdale has more on what that means - and why it's not a good sign for the American economy.
Posted In: Economy

Guidant troubles

Helen Palmer | Dec 27, 2005
Today, Boston Scientific said it will continue with plans to acquire rival medical device maker Guidant, despite Guidant's profit warning last week. Also, Guidant is in more trouble with the FDA - it sent a letter to the company today about problems at a Guidant facility. Marketplace's Helen Palmer explains.
Posted In: Health

TiVo ratings

| Dec 27, 2005
Tomorrow, Nielsen will release its first ever ratings for DVRs - TiVos and other digital video recorders. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Ira Teinowitz of Ad Age about why the ratings are so important for advertisers.

Sugar daddies

Dan Grech | Dec 27, 2005
This week Cuba celebrates the 47th anniversary of its Communist revolution. And 14 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuban leader Fidel Castro has found a new sponsor for the revolution. Marketplace's Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Exxon's future

| Dec 27, 2005
Lee Raymond, chairman of Exxon Mobil, retires at the end of this year after nearly 15 years at the top of the biggest oil companym and some analysts are worried that Rex Tillerson, the incoming boss, can't fill Raymond's oversized boots. Writer and commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran says Exxon may well be in trouble, but not because Lee Raymond is leaving.