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Nipped and tucked in a bow

Dec 25, 2006
Forget the fruitcake, the gift card and the DVD player. Maybe you got really creative this year and gave the gift that keeps on giving: cosmetic surgery. Cash Peters has more.
Posted In: Retail, Science

House swap

Dec 25, 2006
You've got a bungalow in Spain. They've got a brownstone in New York. And both of you are thinking 'Let's trade properties for a little R&R vacation.' Tess Vigeland calculates the cost of a swap.
Posted In: Housing

Holiday frocks galore

Dec 25, 2006
Marketplace commentator Michelle Philippe won't apologize for her tulle poufs and velvet gowns — she's extending her holiday season to get more bang for her holiday party buck.
Posted In: Retail

Best Gift Ever: Construction toys

Dec 25, 2006
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos tells us that the building blocks given to him by his grandfather have served him well over the years.
Posted In: Retail

Best Gift Ever: Rubber dwarfs

Dec 25, 2006
Writer Tom Wolfe explains why the best gift he ever received was a set of Seven Dwarfs rubber dolls.
Posted In: Retail

Department stores past

Dec 25, 2006
Host Lisa Napoli speaks with author Jan Whitaker about how the department store shaped the retail picture in the 20th Century.
Posted In: Retail

Read my lips: No expanded payroll tax

Dec 22, 2006
President Bush says he's willing to consider Democrats' proposals for saving Social Security — including tax increases. Commentator Steve Moore thinks that if that idea becomes reality, the party's over.
Posted In: Taxes

Rethinking the gift basket

Dec 22, 2006
At Marketplace we get a lot of boxes and baskets this time of year full of chocolates, popcorn, candy and the like. We can't complain, but we started to wonder how much it all costs.

Online holiday sales 'utterly exploding'

Dec 22, 2006
Holiday shoppers are turning to the convenience of the Internet for their gift-buying needs this season. Online sales are up 25% over last year, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Day in the Work Life: Air traffic controller

Dec 22, 2006
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we take off with an air traffic controller.
Posted In: Jobs

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