Marketplace AM for November 23, 2006

Episode Description 

A Thanksgiving Day compromise

Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to the Great Depression to find out how business changed which day we celebrate Thanksgiving.

It's gourmet baby

These days parents are shelling out more than $3 a jar for pesto pasta, quinoa and other gourmet fare for baby. Lisa Napoli takes a look at the growing business.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Popular wedding day

Businesses in New York's Chinatown will be humming today, but not because of Thanksgiving. Alisa Roth explains.
Posted In: Immigration

Betting on death

London could become the main trading center on a major new market. The so-called "death derivative" will allow investors to bet on changes in the average human life span. Will New York markets miss out? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Kerkorian backs away from GM

Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian seems to be losing interest in GM and gaining interest in MGM Mirage casinos. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Black Friday begins today

Two national retailers will be open today, but the real fight for Turkey Day shoppers is online — where more retailers are chasing a plateauing number of customers. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

A Thanksgiving turkey for $80?

Welcome to the world of the Heritage turkey. Tom Banse tells us what's so special about these birds.

NFL networks squabble

Hardball negotiating tactics by the NFL's fledging network have angered cable operators and left some fans out in the cold. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Sports

Higher price tag on Thanksgiving dinner

Economist Terry Francl with the American Farm Bureau Federation breaks down the cost of this year's holiday feast.