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SWIFT response: nothing illegal

Stephen Beard | Nov 24, 2006
The global money transfer company SWIFT is refuting charges that it broke the law by handing confidential data to the U.S. government. Stephen Beard reports.

Actions and motivations in Darfur debate

Gretchen Wilson | Nov 24, 2006
The United States contends the African Union is too weak to halt atrocities in Darfur and the U.N. should step in. But some wonder whether the U.S. isn't more concerned about its business interests there. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Week on Wall Street

Bob Moon | Nov 24, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Bob Moon what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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.