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Consumer borrowing to hit record highs

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 8, 2005
Consumers plan to run up their credit cards this holiday season, incurring record debt to make the holidays merry. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

AFL-CIO's big day

| Dec 8, 2005
The labor federation has launched its biggest organizing campaign in 15 years, culminating in a march on the White House today. Gretchen Cook looks at the organization's strategy to revive the labor movement.

Computer chip bonanza

| Dec 8, 2005
Sales of computer chips have hit a record high this year. Larry Schooler tells us why.

India's auto market

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 8, 2005
Auto industry executives are in India to discuss the Asian nation's potential as both a major consumer market and manufacturing hub. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Santa Hugo

Dan Grech | Dec 8, 2005
Venezuela has announced plans to offer low-cost heating oil to Bronx residents on the heels of a similar offer to residents in Massachusetts. Will American oil companies follow suit? Dan Grech reports.

The wrath of Canadian grapes

Brian Watt | Dec 8, 2005
Canadian wine-maker Vincor International Inc. has rebuffed hostile takeover efforts by Constellation Brands Inc., the world's largest wine producer. Brian Watt looks at what's next.

US-Peru free trade agreement

Dan Grech | Dec 8, 2005
The US cut a trade deal yesterday with Peru, and US trade officials were thrilled. Why all the triumphalism, when Peru takes in less than 1% of US shipments? From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech explains why.

Gold prices ascendant

Stephen Beard | Dec 8, 2005
Gold prices hit a 25-year high today. From London, Stephen Beard explains what some people think is movitivating this frenzy for the shiny yellow rock.
Posted In: Economy

Working Out in Shanghai

Julie Small | Dec 8, 2005
The closer this project gets to deadline the more I have to work out, preferably every day to relieve the stress. So I joined my ambitious...
Posted In: China

Ground truth and consequences

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 7, 2005
The president spoke today about the economy in Iraq and progress in cities like Mosul and Najaf. Borzou Daragahi, reporting from Baghdad for the LA Times, says there's a reason the president chose those two cities.