Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 25, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Are we better gift-givers now?

Gift cards and online registries are partially to blame for developing a more efficient system of gift-giving. Shia Levitt looks into the value we place on items we buy ourselves versus the way others value them.

Northeast snow means happy skis

Ski resorts in the Northeast hit a dry spell last year, causing a sharp visitor decline. But this season, everything is in full swing. Sean Cole reports from his own "Hell," also known as a snowy Boston.
Posted In: Sports

Disney losing its magic in Hong Kong

Attendance at Hong Kong Disneyland is down significantly since its first year open. Kate Woodsome reports the government may be willing to help the theme park if it can bring economic benefits to the city.
Posted In: Entertainment

When God comes to Knock

The tiny town of Knock, Ireland has become a popular Catholic pilgrimage since residents say they saw an apparition of Virgin Mary in 1879. Rico Gagliano visited a community business centered around the devoted.

Santa should avoid those transfats

Knowing the powerful influence Santa has on children, a marketing campaign wants to slim down the jolly fat man's image. But Cash Peters says trading cookies for carrot sticks ruins the holiday spirit.
Posted In: Health

Small loans appeal to bootstrap crowd

Peer-to-peer lending websites have made it increasingly possible for everyday people to lend to entrepreneurs around the world. Rachel Dornhelm reports the down-to-earth businesses tend to get the most cash.
Posted In: Charity, Investing

Hoping for merry box office sales

Christmas day is one of the most popular days for movies, and the studios are expecting hotter box office sales this year than last. Sarah Gardner tells us what flicks might catch an audience this season.
Posted In: Entertainment

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