Marketplace AM for December 25, 2006

Episode Description 

House swap

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

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

Turmoil after the storm

After the tsunami, residents Khao Lak, Thailand began to rethink whether the benefits of the tourism industry are worth the traffic, pollution and sex trade that come with it. Suzanne Nam reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Holiday movie rental smackdown

DVD rentals and purchases tend to spike this time of year, and there are some new contenders vying for the holiday movie bestseller title. Tanya Ott calls the match.
Posted In: Entertainment

Measuring this season of giving

2005 was a banner year for philanthropy as Hurricane Katrina and tsunami relief efforts spurred worldwide donations reaching $250 billion. But what happens in a year with no causes on that scale? Diantha Parker reports.

Tom Wolfe on his best gift ever

Who knew the writer was such a big "Snow White" fan?
Posted In: Retail

Department stores past

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