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Black Friday provided needed bang

Dec 1, 2008
The numbers for the Thanksgiving shopping weekend are in, and sales were up 17% from this time last year -- and the average consumer spent more, too. Jill Barshay explores why Black Friday wasn't so bleak.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Connecting through the eye of a storm

Nov 28, 2008
A new web-based network dubbed "Hurricane Facebook" allows businesses to stay in touch and get valuable information when storms hit. Dan Grech looks into how much time and money went into the effort and who's involved.
Posted In: Internet

How do online degrees measure up?

Nov 21, 2008
As Internet universities grow in prominence, employers are going to see a lot more "'.com"s on resumes. Host Tess Vigeland asks pollster John Zogby how the perception of online degree programs is changing in the workplace.
Posted In: Education, Internet

Logging on to college

Nov 21, 2008
Layoffs and lower costs are driving more students towards the virtual classroom. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports on the state of online degree programs.
Posted In: Education, Internet

P&G ad managers team with Google

Nov 19, 2008
Procter & Gamble Co. and Google have been swapping employees since the beginning of the year. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Ellen Byron from the Wall Street Journal about the unusual arrangement between the two.
Posted In: Internet

Yang leaves rocky Yahoo leadership

Nov 18, 2008
Yahoo founder and CEO Jerry Yang saw the company through merger talks with Microsoft and ad deals with Google -- neither of which happened. Janet Babin reports on Yang's rocky stint as company leader.
Posted In: Internet

Sharing tales of money woes and wins

Nov 14, 2008
How much did you pay for that set of golf clubs you never used? Don't be ashamed, you're not alone. Eve Troeh reports that folks are coming out of the closet to tell tales of money wasted -- and to find help.
Posted In: Internet

Wanted: Job seekers with no skeletons

Nov 13, 2008
If you want a job in the Obama administration, you better clean up your resume -- and your FaceBook, Flickr and MySpace pages. The applicants are being heavily vetted. Rico Gagliano has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Internet, Jobs

Will financial mess inspire innovation?

Nov 13, 2008
The saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention. So will a troubled economic system cause a rise in financial innovation? Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow that it will.
Posted In: Internet

The layaway plan is back

Nov 7, 2008
Knowing people have less cash in their wallets, some retailers are turning to old tricks to get shoppers spending money during the holiday season. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Internet, Retail

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