Marketplace AM for November 25, 2005

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It's fun for a girl and a boy!

The iconic coil that walks downstairs, alone or in pairs, turns 60 this year. Host Lisa Napoli talks to Ray Dallavecchia, president of the company that makes the Slinky, about its longevity.

Harbin chemical spill

Ruth Kirchner reports on the latest from the Chinese city of Harbin, where a benzene spill has contaminated the local water supply.

Opening the border at Rafah

Palestinians gain control over the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt today. Hilary Krieger reports on how the move should affect Gaza's economy.

Faster, Higher, Stronger

The Olympic flame is set to be lit this weekend in advance of the Winter Games in Turin this February. Ethan Lindsey looks at how the Games should benefit the city's economy.
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The myth of Black Friday

Everyone knows the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year. Or is it? Jeff Tyler has more.

Holiday movies

Hollywood is hoping a banner holiday movie season will reverse slumping box office receipts. Tess Vigeland reports.

World Economic Forum

Economists are gathering in New Dehli this weekend to discuss how India can expand its profile in the world economy, and how Indian businesses can influence government reforms. Miranda Kennedy reports.

The Job Files: Songwriter

This installment of the Job Files profiles country music songwriter John Stone.

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