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Marketplace AM for December 15, 2004

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Tis the season for travel!

Travelers are returning to the skies this holiday season in the greatest numbers since 9/11. But is that prompting airlines to put more planes in the air? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports. Then, Marketplace's travel expert Rudy Maxa tells you about some of your travel alternatives.

The Best Gift Ever - Stephen Riggio

Time for another installment in our holiday series--The Best Gift Ever!

Mortgage fraud on the climb

As interest rates creep up, so does the cost of owning a home. But this year, those costs have gone up for another reason: mortgage fraud. The FBI has already investigated three times as many fraud cases in 2004 as it did last year. Nevada is among the top 6 states for the crime. And Las Vegas is where criminals are cashing in. Ky Plaskon has this report from Nevada Public Radio