Marketplace for Friday, Nov. 23, 2007

Episode Description 

Learning big-league business skills

An organization in Central Louisiana has created a farm system for entrepreneurs, much like professioal baseball's. We asked Kate Archer Kent to check it out.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Organic turkey can leave a big footprint

One of the options for the traditional Thanksgiving meal is to buy an organic turkey raised on natural feed and no antibiotics. But commentator Kelly Alexander says such a turkey may not be all that friendly to the environment.

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Scott Jagow about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Teaming up online to buy in bulk

What if, in order to get a discount on an item, you could join a group of shoppers to buy that product in bulk. Some Internet start-ups hope that kind of online buying will be the next big thing. Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

INS plans to speed Cuban immigration

The Immigration and Naturalization Service has launched new measures to speed up the immigration process for Cubans. At the same time, the U.S. government is already dealing with a huge backlog of pending cases. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Ask.com goes in search of China market

Media mogul Barry Diller says his Internet conglomerate IAC/InterActiveCorp will invest $100 million to expand in China, with plans to launch its Ask.com search engine in two years. Can the company take on the Chinese? Alisa Roth reports.

Ready for business to land in his lap

The real Santa Claus was too busy to talk to Marketplace about the holiday season, but we found one of his stand-ins at a nearby mall. He explained how he works and how wish lists are changing.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Shopping lovers find their outlet

They call today Black Friday because holiday sales supposedly help retailers climb into the black for the year. Yet, despite the long lines seen today, this could be the slowest holiday season in five years. Scott Jagow got a perspective from Rob Snowden, general manager of Outlets at Hillsboro in Texas.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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Let's Face It
Heights
Jeff Buckley, Hooverphonic, Underworld, Los Amigos Invisibles, Tosca, Norah Jones, Marc Ribot, Susan Malick, Martin Erskine & Ben Butler
Fly School Reunion
Giant Panda
Woman's Gotta Have It
'Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets
Los Straitjackets