Marketplace PM for November 25, 2005
The shopping season has begun. It's the mother of all seasons in a consumer-driven economy, and shoppers didn't disappoint this morning. Hillary Wicai reports.
Remember when all your kid desperately wanted for Christmas was a Tickle-Me-Elmo doll? Well, kids have gone upscale and high-tech; this year they're as likely to have a cell phone on their wish list. Bob Moon reports.
Rafah, a border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt that had been closed since the Israelis pulled out of Gaza, officially re-opened today under Palestinian control. Hilary Krieger reports.
Millions in the city of Harbin face another day without tap water while a 50-mile benzene spill flows down their river. Meanwhile, fears of contaminated water hit the Chonqging region after a second chemical factory explosion. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Fara Warner is author of "the Power of the Purse." She says companies have learned that there's more to marketing to women than just adding pink.