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You might be getting a jet for Christmas

| Nov 29, 2005
Per the Commerce Department, orders for big-ticket manufactured items were up last month. The huge jump for those durable goods was thanks to a big demand for aircraft. Gretchen Cook investigated.

Sacre bleu, l'hotel c'est tres cher!

Stephen Beard | Nov 29, 2005
Travelers to Paris have long complained of the cost of high end hotels. As Stephen Beard reports from London, there may be a dark reason for the sky-high rack rates. And it's not the price of chocolates on the pillow...

Or you could just buy the entire Paris hotel

Amy Scott | Nov 29, 2005
According to New York magazine, the partners at investment bank Goldman Sachs will be getting pretty decent Christmas bonuses. They're enormous, actually. Amy Scott went to find out how such a payday is even possible.
Posted In: Wall Street

If I had a million dollars...

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 29, 2005
What would you do with a investment banker's holiday windfall? Ashley Milne-Tyte asked some New Yorkers for their two cents.
Posted In: Wall Street

Undies get a new life

| Nov 29, 2005
Patagonia, the California outdoor apparel maker, is recycling lots of tattered and torn... underwear. As James Mills reports, the company says it saves money and resources.

A true child of globalization

| Nov 29, 2005
7'6" center Yao Ming arrived in the NBA 3 years ago, and was an immediate international sensation with a multi-million dollar contract and big endorsements. Author Brook Larmer told Tess Vigeland what Yao represents.

Hola, NOLA

Dan Grech | Nov 29, 2005
There's a working population in New Orleans taking the lead in reconstruction efforts, and they may permanently alter the Crescent City. As Dan Grech tells us, that's sparked a wide-ranging debate.

A piece of the old sod

| Nov 29, 2005
Everyone already knows about the real estate boom in the US. Commentator Jean Roznik introduces us to the hot housing market in Ireland.

Remittances from the Gulf

Dan Grech | Nov 29, 2005
Remittance payments by Latino laborers to their families abroad is funneling money away from the recovering Gulf Coast. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Air traffic turbulence

Jane Lindholm | Nov 29, 2005
Mediators have been asked to help calm contentious contract talks between the FAA and the union representing the nation's air traffic controllers. Jane Lindholm reports.

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