Nov 23, 2006

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It's gourmet baby

Nov 23, 2006
These days parents are shelling out more than $3 a jar for pesto pasta, quinoa and other gourmet fare for baby. Lisa Napoli takes a look at the growing business.

Kerkorian backs away from GM

Nov 23, 2006
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian seems to be losing interest in GM and gaining interest in MGM Mirage casinos. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

A Thanksgiving turkey for $80?

Nov 23, 2006
Welcome to the world of the Heritage turkey. Tom Banse tells us what's so special about these birds.

Popular wedding day

Nov 23, 2006
Businesses in New York's Chinatown will be humming today, but not because of Thanksgiving. Alisa Roth explains.

Betting on death

Nov 23, 2006
London could become the main trading center on a major new market. The so-called "death derivative" will allow investors to bet on changes in the average human life span. Will New York markets miss out? Stephen Beard reports.

Black Friday begins today

Nov 23, 2006
Two national retailers will be open today, but the real fight for Turkey Day shoppers is online — where more retailers are chasing a plateauing number of customers. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

A Thanksgiving Day compromise

Nov 23, 2006
Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to the Great Depression to find out how business changed which day we celebrate Thanksgiving.

NFL networks squabble

Nov 23, 2006
Hardball negotiating tactics by the NFL's fledging network have angered cable operators and left some fans out in the cold. Bob Moon reports.

Higher price tag on Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 23, 2006
Economist Terry Francl with the American Farm Bureau Federation breaks down the cost of this year's holiday feast.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC