It takes a lot of commitment to get up early and hit the Black Friday crowds. Marshall Cohen does it for the sake of research. As chief retail analyst at the NPD Group, he gathered data about the retail sales straight from the customers standing in line and in the stores. Cohen talked to Kai Ryssdal about what he found.
Washington is going to have to make some hard decisions to bring the deficit down. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a look at the potential impact of a pay freeze for federal workers on the deficit.
The U.N. climate negotiators are at it again for the next two weeks as they meet for a summit in Cancun, Mexico. On the block: making sure countries are following regulations and making an effort in decreasing global warming. Scott Tong talks more about the U.S.'s important role.
It seems like spending cuts is the name of the game, but science is one area that investments may potentially create economic benefits without spending a lot. But figuring out where to invest in the science world is a challenge.
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