Dec 25, 2009

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Stores gear up for post-Christmas rush

Dec 25, 2009
If you celebrate Christmas, this is a day for opening presents, not buying them. But for America's retailers there's always tomorrow. Jill Barshay reports.

Nike tries a do-over with Bryant, James

Dec 25, 2009
Today, the NBA champion L.A. Lakers play the Cleveland Cavaliers, which means a showdown between Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. That's given one company a chance to revive marketing that didn't work the first time. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers walks next to LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers during a game break at Staples Center on January 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Finding lessons from business history

Dec 25, 2009
Harvard business professor Nancy Koehn has a unique perspective on the past year's financial crisis. She's compiled a book, "The Story of American Business," containing New York Times stories and editorials from the last 150 years. She talks with Bill Radke.

St. Louis, gateway to the East?

Dec 25, 2009
The city of St. Louis is putting $1 billion into an effort to make its airport a hub for goods coming from China. If the plan works, it could give the city something it hasn't had in decades -- a stake in the global economy. Adam Allington reports.

Hotel's $19 luxury room has empty feel

Dec 25, 2009
On a lark, the general manager of the Rancho Bernardo Inn near San Diego thought he'd try to attract more business to the four-star resort by tweeting an offer for a $19 room. Reporter Cash Peters checked in to check it out.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC