Marketplace Money for Friday, February 10, 2012
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Host Tess Vigeland is reporting from New York City, surrounded by fabulous frocks on display for Fashion Week. And what we're seeing on the runways could eventually end up at a Target store near you. We'll look at how haute couture ends up with an affordable price tag. If you're job hunting, here's what not to do: Send out hundreds of resumes. Some advice for getting noticed in the job market. And the thought of Valentine's Day may break your heart, but it doesn't have to break your bank. We're celebrating February the 14th on the cheap.
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