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A new wave of after-Christmas sales

Jan 7, 2008
Rather than returning their unwanted Christmas gifts to stores, more Americans are heading to the Internet to sell them. Experts say today could be the biggest day of the year for online reselling. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Supermarkets giving away free drugs

Jan 3, 2008
A few supermarket chains have begun offering free prescription medications for a limited number of drugs. Matt Sepic reports in some cases, the stores actually make more money by giving the drugs away.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Three Kings Day gives gift of sales

Jan 3, 2008
To get a post-holiday sales bump after a rough season, retail chains like Wal-Mart are promoting products for Three Kings Day, a traditional post-Christmas Hispanic holiday. Dan Grech reports.
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iPhone led 2007's hand-held boom

Dec 31, 2007
Apple's iPhone is at the top of almost everyone's Gadgets of the Year list. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli and host Kai Ryssdal discuss its impact in their look back at the year of the phone.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Gift-card swappers beware

Dec 31, 2007
Several websites have popped up that allow people to swap the $26 billion worth of gift cards sold this holiday season. But Sam Eaton reports there are few guarantees and you can't always tell what you're getting.
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How far can the discounts go?

Dec 28, 2007
Head to any of the big retailers and you're likely to find some crazy sales -- a short-term fix for a lackluster holiday shopping season. But are deep discounts good for the long-term health of these stores? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

'Twas the day after Christmas . . .

Dec 26, 2007
Ever been out shopping the morning after Christmas? It's kind of busy, actually. People sneaking out of work to spend gift cards and snap up a few post-holiday bargains. Amy Scott caught up with one shopper -- the kind retailers are counting on.
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It was a weak retail season

Dec 26, 2007
Last-minute shoppers helped boost retail numbers before the holiday, but overall buying was still weak. Jill Barshay reports women's clothing was a particularly big casualty, and tells us where to go for bargains now.
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More shoppers wait till last minute

Dec 24, 2007
If you were getting in your last-minute shopping today, chances are you're either a hardcore procrastinator or you're looking for deep discounts just before Christmas. Jeremy Hobson took a look at the holiday's final retail rush.
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Santa's sleigh under surveillance

Dec 24, 2007
A mall is helping boost its Santa presence by using NORAD to track his sleigh's whereabouts. Jeff Tyler reports millions the world over are actually looking to the skies tonight.
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