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Live Nation's partner works quietly

Dec 24, 2007
Event promoter Live Nation's new deal with Germany ticket company CTS Eventim could be advantageous for consumers, who likely won't even notice the company is there. Janet Babin reports.
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Small pizzerias' success in human touch

Dec 24, 2007
As Domino's debuts a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, mom-and-pop pizzerias without big marketing budgets compensate by trying to serve an authentic slice of culture. Lisa Napoli reports.
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A tale of two electronics retailers

Dec 21, 2007
Best Buy is going gangbusters. Circuit City's shares are down 75% so far this year, and things are expected to get worse. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how two companies selling similar stuff have wound up in such different places.
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Saudi bailout draws UBS investors' ire

Dec 21, 2007
The Swiss bank UBS has sold a slice of itself to Singapore and to Saudi Arabia. Its shareholders in Europe are making a big fuss about the Saudi investment. Jill Barshay reports.
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Berliners get no rest from shopping

Dec 21, 2007
Not long ago, shopping on a Sunday was forbidden in Germany because the constitution declared it a day of rest. But Brett Neely reports the rules are changing in Berlin, and some consider it a sin.
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High-def differences highly confusing

Dec 20, 2007
With cheaper high-definition TVs on the market, consumers now just have to decide which DVD format is better. Doug Krizner explores the differences with Andrew Edgecliffe Johnson of The Financial Times in London.
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No merry gentleman in Denmark

Dec 20, 2007
Christmas tree farmers in Denmark have been accused of engaging in price fixing. Kai Ryssdal called one to get his reaction. But there wasn't a whole lot of yuletide spirit in the response.
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Spas give kids the treatment

Dec 19, 2007
Nearly 5 million pint-size primpers hit spas every year in this country. And the budding self-indulgent set is also hoping for spa toys under the Christmas tree. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Some shoppers opt to register

Dec 19, 2007
Online gift registries are becoming an increasingly popular option to fulfill holiday shopping. But some think the shopping portals are helping customers further deter from the spirit of Christmas. Dan Ankeles has more.
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Helping shoppers get their groove on

Dec 18, 2007
Department-store entertainment use to be a guy in a tuxedo tinkling the ivories. But with a stronger focus on young consumers, big retail shops are now bringing in DJs to get shoppers moving. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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