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Doggie spa

Dec 24, 2004
What do you give your pampered pooch this holiday season? Folks in Hollywood are opting to take Fido to the spa. Contributor Cash Peters has more.

Christmas and Sabado Gigante

Dec 24, 2004
Millions of people in North and South America will combine two traditions Saturday: Christmas and Sabado Gigante, the wildly popular Latin American TV program. Marketplace's Dan Grech takes us behind the scenes of this year's Christmas extravaganza to see why sponsors clamor to be part of the weekly variety show.

The Best Gift Ever - Gene Duncan

Dec 24, 2004
Meet Gene Duncan, President of Godiva Chocolates, and his Best Gift Ever!

The Yukos identity

Dec 23, 2004
So just which way is Russia headed? Let the markets run free, or a call for more government controls. Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended a state-owned company's purchase of the largest Russian oil exporter. Marketplace's Amy Scott looks at whether the fall of the Russian oligarchs will send foreign investors running.

Turmoil and Ukraine

Dec 23, 2004
Ukraine's top security service has denied that it had any involvement with the dioxin poisoning of opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko, the leading candidate in Sunday's rerun of the presidential election. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Tufts professor Bruce Hitchner about the business fallout from the Ukrainian political turmoil.

The business of the Pilgrimage

Dec 23, 2004
Marketing, marketing, marketing. Traveling to Mecca and Jerusalem is a yearly ritual for millions. Pilgrimages, like vacations, can mean big business... as Jen Banbury reports.

The Best Gift Ever - Wafari Mbugua

Dec 23, 2004
Loyal Marketplace listener Wafari Mbugua tells a story of her best gift ever. A wonderful story, from East Africa.

Those one-month classics ...

Dec 23, 2004
The new trend in radio is the oldies station that plays only holiday music for the entire month of December. How valuable is a song that gets airplay for a month but is shelved the rest of the year? Marketplace's Nate DiMeo looks into it.

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.

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