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Marketplace for Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008

Episode Description 

Work Life: A party starter

In this installment of "A Day in the Work Life," we take a spin with Claudette "Sexy DJ" Colbert.

Mexico draws immigrants at holidays

Going home to Mexico for the holidays has become an annual pilgrimage for many immigrants, and driving there has a particular appeal for young people raised stateside. Melissa Giraud reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Stores put on push to save the season

Retailers are paying the price for the worst holiday sales in decades. In spite of door busters that busted their budgets, they're stuck with massive amounts of unsold inventory. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

St. Bernanke has a gift for GMAC

The Federal Reserve has one last Christmas gift for the auto industry. It's allowing GMAC, General Motors's financing arm, to become a bank holding company -- which makes it eligible for TARP funds. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Got a pink slip? It's time to party

For laid-off Wall Street workers, attending a Pink Slip Party is both an opportunity to mingle with other job seekers and a chance to maybe land a new job. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Avoid holiday stress: Hire someone

Decorating your home for the holiday can be an arduous, stressful activity. So why not hire someone else to do it? For the right price, Dr. Christmas will do everything from roof lights to an art deco tree. Lenora Chu reports.

Our 'Rock Band' needs some practice

The video music game Rock Band continues to be a popular item among gamers and the less technically inclined. Kai Ryssdal and some Marketplace rockers checked it out with Kevin Pereira from G4 television.
Posted In: Entertainment

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A Gift Of Christmas: A Superstar Celebration of Caring
Various Artists, Nat King Cole, Paul McCartney & Wings, George Winston, The Chieftans, Judy Collins, Jim Brickman, Mannheim Steamroller
Alpine Static
'Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets
Los Straitjackets
New Forms