Marketplace PM for November 30, 2006
Retailers kicked off Christmas earlier than ever this year. Held midnight sales, waged price wars, offered great deals. Trouble is, the latest data suggests shoppers might be addicted to those deals. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Business Week magazine senior writer Tom Lowry about the possibility of the New York Times going private.
U.S. rum sales are on fire this year, and that's raised the stakes in the trademark dispute over a storied rum from Cuba. Janet Babin reports.
Talks to consider Turkey's admission to the EU have stalled. Commentator Reza Aslan says an alliance with the moderate Muslim country can only help ease tensions of the Islamophobia sweeping across Europe.
For millions of Americans, making it from paycheck to paycheck is a stretch. Many resort to payday loans to cover expenses — and end up trapped in debt, says a study out today. Diantha Parker reports.