Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 24, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 24, 2007

Santa's sleigh under surveillance

A mall is helping boost its Santa presence by using NORAD to track his sleigh's whereabouts. Jeff Tyler reports millions the world over are actually looking to the skies tonight.
Posted In: Retail

Ruling slows corruption probes

The Justice Department says a court ruling that puts legislative materials off-limits is handcuffing its investigations. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime

Seeking the root of the UBS debacle

Once the world's largest wealth manager, UBS is now staying afloat by selling shares to foreign investors. Stephen Beard reports Switzerland is upset, and officials want to figure out who's to blame.
Posted In: Economy

Why not an oil change for Christmas?

As budgets tighten through a rough economy, consumers are looking at holiday gift-giving more prudently. Andrea Gardner reports that gift cards for practical things such as groceries and oil changes are on the rise.

Despite naughty, Santahood can be nice

Being a mall Santa may not be the most glamorous job -- unless you like being punched and sat on by kids -- but it does have its upside. For one, a good Santa can pull up to $10,000 in one season. Scott Shafer has more.
Posted In: Jobs

Pig donations bring home the bacon

The average annual income in Lesotho is $100 a year, but a $195 donation can buy a family an income-generating piglet that can boost that income substantially. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Charity, Entrepreneurship

Live Nation's partner works quietly

Event promoter Live Nation's new deal with Germany ticket company CTS Eventim could be advantageous for consumers, who likely won't even notice the company is there. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Small pizzerias' success in human touch

As Domino's debuts a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, mom-and-pop pizzerias without big marketing budgets compensate by trying to serve an authentic slice of culture. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

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