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Inflation trends

Dec 23, 2004
Yesterday's GDP numbers have some financial experts sweating that inflation is headed our way. Host Cheryl Glaser talks to Marketplace's money guru Chris Farrell for his reading of the economic tealeaves.

Tropical Christmas ...

Dec 23, 2004
Folks in Puerto Rico like the smell and the beauty of a freshly-cut Christmas tree just as much as anyone else. But try finding a green Canadian fir in the steamy tropics. It was virtually impossible, until two brothers came up with a nifty idea. From Connecticut Public Radio, Av Harris has their story.

Yuschenko economy

Dec 22, 2004
Russian companies may begin to pull out of the Ukraine if the two countries' ties are weakened under a new president. From Kiev, Alex Kleimenov investigates the background of the polarizing presidential candidate, Victor Yuschenko.

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>.

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