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Holiday shoppers' final play is in the cards

Dec 26, 2006
Disappointed by pre-Christmas sales, retailers are hoping that spending with gift cards will boost their bottom lines. Providence College professor Dan Horne talks with host Bob Moon about the $70 billion business.
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Let the real shopping begin

Dec 26, 2006
Armed with gift cards and stocking money, post-Christmas shoppers this week will have a big impact on the season's overall retail numbers. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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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.
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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.
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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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