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Nipped and tucked in a bow

Dec 25, 2006
Forget the fruitcake, the gift card and the DVD player. Maybe you got really creative this year and gave the gift that keeps on giving: cosmetic surgery. Cash Peters has more.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Holiday frocks galore

Dec 25, 2006
Marketplace commentator Michelle Philippe won't apologize for her tulle poufs and velvet gowns — she's extending her holiday season to get more bang for her holiday party buck.
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Best Gift Ever: Construction toys

Dec 25, 2006
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos tells us that the building blocks given to him by his grandfather have served him well over the years.
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Best Gift Ever: Rubber dwarfs

Dec 25, 2006
Writer Tom Wolfe explains why the best gift he ever received was a set of Seven Dwarfs rubber dolls.
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Department stores past

Dec 25, 2006
Host Lisa Napoli speaks with author Jan Whitaker about how the department store shaped the retail picture in the 20th Century.
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Online holiday sales 'utterly exploding'

Dec 22, 2006
Holiday shoppers are turning to the convenience of the Internet for their gift-buying needs this season. Online sales are up 25% over last year, Hillary Wicai reports.
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FedEx gets help from the top

Dec 18, 2006
Shoppers are rushing to get those last-minute gifts delivered and thanks to the Internet, a record number of packages will be shipped this week. At FedEx, everyone's pitching in to meet demand. Tanya Ott explains.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Cigarette prices going up

Dec 18, 2006
Philip Morris is raising the price of its cigarettes by 10 cents a pack starting today. Steve Tripoli tells us how this one got passed on to consumers.
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Sour notes in digital music sales

Dec 15, 2006
A research report this week hinted that iTunes sales aren't so hot, and that digitial music overall might be in for some problems. Josh Bernoff, who wrote the report, talks about his findings with Kai Ryssdal.
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Retail sales figures jump

Dec 13, 2006
The Commerce Department says retail sales for November spurted up a full 1 percent — wildly beyond analysts' best guesses. Why? We asked a couple of economists and some holiday shoppers.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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