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Christmas workers

| Dec 22, 2004
Even while you're having Christmas dinner or opening presents, a lot of people are on the clock -- and not just a couple of elves and a jolly old man named Nick. From KCRW in Santa Monica, Matt Holzman reports.

The Best Gift Ever - Terry McDonell

| Dec 22, 2004
Another installment of The Best Gift Ever! Terry McDonell, Managing Editor of Sports Illustrated, shares his story of a poster. Visit <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/gift2004/index.html">The Best Gift Ever Index Page</a>.

Product placement

| Dec 22, 2004
Devices like TiVos and DVRs are changing the way people watch television. So advertisers are adapting, and that's great, according to commentator Adam Hanft.

What a dollar buys

| Dec 22, 2004
Steep gas prices have left America's collective wallet with less heft. And for families on a budget, the gas prices take away key disposable dollars. It turns out that that lost money affects certain stores more than others. Kim Green has the story.

Regulation and Litigation

| Dec 22, 2004
Is the FDA doing a "spectacular" job, like the White House says? Or might one conclude that the Food and Drug Administration is failing in its core responsibility to protect consumers from harm? Marketplace commentator Robert Reich has his own perspective.

Global positioning problems

| Dec 22, 2004
Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports that the Bush Administration's potential plans to disable parts of the Global Positioning Satellite system (GPS) in the event of a national emergency would have an immediate impact on the U.S. -- and global -- economy.

The Best Gift Ever - Kris Kissner

| Dec 22, 2004
Another installment of The Best Gift Ever! Kris Kissner is an office manager and Marketplace listener in Del Mar, California. Visit <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/gift2004/index.html">The Best Gift Ever Index Page</a>.

Blessed union

| Dec 21, 2004
Among those making a joyful noise at a recent convention of the Canadian Auto Workers Union were ordained ministers of Canada's largest Protestant denomination, the United Church of Canada. From Toronto, Ed Ungar reports on the possibility of an ecclesiastic union...

The Best Gift Ever - Tom Wolfe

| Dec 21, 2004
In another installment of The Best Gift Ever!, author Tom Wolfe remembers a set of the seven dwarves he once received.

Nipped and tucked in a bow

| Dec 21, 2004
Forget the fruitcake, the gift card, and the DVD player. If you're shopping for a unique present this holiday season, how 'bout the gift that keeps on giving... cosmetic surgery? Cash Peters has more ...

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