Marketplace PM for December 13, 2006

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E.U. keeps Turkey out of the club

European Union leaders will meet in Brussels to make it official: Turkey's application to join the E.U. is on hold. Turkey's been trying to get in for decades and it's not expected to give up. Stephen Beard reports.
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Dems put ethics rules at top of agenda

Congressional Democrats are considering setting up an external ethics panel to enforce new restrictions on gifts and perks for lawmakers. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Control doesn't mean power

In January, Democrats will take charge on Capitol Hill. But commentator Robert Reich says don't look to them to change the things they campaigned against.
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Spending time with Ms. Dewey

Microsoft's trying to generate buzz for its new search engine with a live-action sexy librarian character with an attitude. Ms. Dewey is her name. Sean Cole paid her a visit and found her hard to leave.
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Mergers in midair

Conventional wisdom for industries in a downturn has been that bigger's the way to go. And several airlines are now considering mergers. Economist Allen Michel talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether those would be wise moves.
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Retail sales figures jump

The Commerce Department says retail sales for November spurted up a full 1 percent — wildly beyond analysts' best guesses. Why? We asked a couple of economists and some holiday shoppers.
Posted In: Economy, Retail
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Searching for bigger options

Google has a plan to make its stock options worth even more — an online auction. Lisa Napoli explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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European ski resorts fear melting profits

A new climate report says a critical lack of snow in Europe might be only the tip of the iceberg for its thawing slopes. Sam Eaton reports.

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