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The post-holiday productivity slump

Dec 26, 2007
Are you at work on this day after Christmas? Plenty of people are. But, as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, unless you're working retail your business is probably about half as productive as usual right now.
Posted In: Jobs

Crisco: A marketing revolution

Dec 25, 2007
Crisco is a staple in many American kitchens and a must-have for homemade pies. But it's also an invented food made by chemists, and the story of how the white stuff became a must-have has become a marketing legend. Sarah Gardner reports.

More shoppers wait till last minute

Dec 24, 2007
If you were getting in your last-minute shopping today, chances are you're either a hardcore procrastinator or you're looking for deep discounts just before Christmas. Jeremy Hobson took a look at the holiday's final retail rush.
Posted In: Retail

MAXjet is maxed out on debt

Dec 24, 2007
MAXjet Airways filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, leaving some passengers stranded on Christmas Eve. Nancy Marshall-Genzer takes a look at what sent the airline into freefall.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

Despite naughty, Santahood can be nice

Dec 24, 2007
Being a mall Santa may not be the most glamorous job -- unless you like being punched and sat on by kids -- but it does have its upside. For one, a good Santa can pull up to $10,000 in one season. Scott Shafer has more.
Posted In: Jobs

Small pizzerias' success in human touch

Dec 24, 2007
As Domino's debuts a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, mom-and-pop pizzerias without big marketing budgets compensate by trying to serve an authentic slice of culture. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Better know about the new FICO

Dec 21, 2007
Our credit score is one of the most important numbers in our lives, and it's in store for a huge makeover. Tess Vigeland talks FICO in the new year with whiz Liz Pulliam Weston.

Straight Story: Mad about index funds

Dec 21, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell wonders: Why doesn't Jim Cramer's television show tell people to have a diverse portfolio? He explores why with Tess Vigeland.

Taking 'Wow!' out of Wall Street parties

Dec 21, 2007
The number of companies throwing bashes this holiday season has declined almost 10 percent from last year, according to one report. Chalk it up to general worries about the economy. Amy Scott takes a look at one industry in particular that is feeling the pinch.
Posted In: Wall Street

Fed cracks down on mortgage lending

Dec 21, 2007
The Federal Reserve proposed a strict set of rules for subprime mortgages. Tess Vigeland talks to Nancy Marshall Genzer from Marketplace's Washington, D.C. bureau about what's at stake and how the Fed plan may affect homeowners.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

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