Marketplace for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007
Crisco is a staple in many American kitchens and a must-have for homemade pies. But it's also an invented food made by chemists, and the story of how the white stuff became a must-have has become a marketing legend. Sarah Gardner reports.
Sometimes it's not how much you pay but where you find things. Commentator Mary Annette Pember says for Native Americans the town dump has historically been a key part of the economy.
Posted In: Canada
Most of Canada's crude oil is out west, in the oil sands of Alberta. Thirty-thousand people work there. Blair Ghent lives in Newfoundland, on the other side of the country. He makes the long commute alone, but he's not the only one dealing with the hardship. Chris Brookes reports.