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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 ...

Mailbag for Tuesday, December 21

Dec 21, 2004
We read your mail on the air in the Marketplace Mailbag!

Choo-choo troubles

Dec 21, 2004
The most famous maker of model trains is trying to keep from derailing. 104-year-old Lionel got $60 million in loans this month to stay on track as it reorganizes in bankruptcy. But this holiday season, the industry has more to face before it reaches the end of the tunnel. Marketplace's Scott Jagow reports.

Cyber Santas

Dec 21, 2004
Today's kids figure there's got to be a better way to talk to Santa than through snail mail or waiting in long lines at the mall. Marketplace's Brian Watt reports on Santas in Cyberspace.

The tragedy of digital

Dec 21, 2004
Families have been buying more digital cameras than traditional ones this year in order to preserve the season's memories. But as commentator Beth Teitell discovered, reminiscing digitally can be a heavy burden.

The Best Gift Ever - Pete Carroll

Dec 21, 2004
Another installment of The Best Gift Ever! Visit <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/gift2004/index.html">The Best Gift Ever Index Page</a>.

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