Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 25, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thrift stores get into Black Friday spirit

Tomorrow is Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. People typically head out to the big-box retailers for the huge deals, but what about your local thrift store? They might be getting into the spirit too.
Posted In: Retail

Internet rating sites move in on Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau was considered a reliable source on everything from bars to gas stations. But the non-profit's reputation recently took hit when it was accused of using a pay-for-play system. Now competitors like Yelp are gaining traction. David Gura explains what went wrong.
Posted In: Small Business

McDonalds serves up a McDegree to employees in Britain

McDonald's offers two-year degree program in operations and business management to employees working at the fast food chain.

Ireland plans deep budget cuts to fend off bank crisis

Ireland cuts spending and adds taxes under new "austerity budget," but the markets remained skittish about its recovery sending the euro into a further slide against the dollar.

Frozen yogurt trend far from cold

Despite retail stores and restaurants closing all over the country, there's one kind of shop that's booming: self-serve frozen yogurt. What makes the chilly dessert so successful? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Food

NYC's underground grilled cheese

An entrepreneur named "Ronnie" in New York City's Lower East Side has found an intriguing way to do business: hungry customers get his number from a friend or a friend's friend, text him for a grilled cheese sandwich, and voila -- melted cheddar on Rye bread 15 minutes later. Brendan Francis Newnam gave it a try.
Posted In: New York