Nov 25, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 25, 2011

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More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.

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Syria misses Arab League deadline

Nov 25, 2011
Syria has missed a deadline it was given by the Arab League to end violent conflict in the country. Now, Syrians will feel the hurt of economic sanctions.

India will allow foreign supermarkets into country

Nov 25, 2011
The decision could mean big bucks for American companies like Wal-Mart, but some are nervous to what that could mean for local businesses.

NHL set to shift teams between conferences

Nov 25, 2011
The NHL's Board of Governors is getting ready to vote on a realignment plan to move different teams into different conferences.

Could the euro be on its last legs?

Nov 25, 2011
The economic problems in Europe continue to gain steam, with Italy and Hungary making the latest headlines.

Apple Store arrives at Grand Central Station

Nov 25, 2011
New York's iconic train station gets an iconic tenant. Will Apple spur retail traffic in nearby stores?

TV sales likely to drop this holiday season

Nov 25, 2011
Among the most discounted items this holiday season will be television sets, despite new technologies designed to increase demand.

The head of Macy's on Black Friday and the future of retail

Nov 25, 2011
The National Retail Federation says 152 million Americans will be hitting the stores this weekend, which seems odd in an economy that's saddled with high unemployment and lots of consumer debt.

Mobile apps increasingly replacing cash registers

Nov 25, 2011
The ability to conduct purchases on mobile devices is growing as apps develop, but traditional cash register companies are still making up the majority of the market.

PODCAST: Black Friday strikes again

Nov 25, 2011
More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
People stand in line to make purchases inside Macy's department store November 25, 2011 in New York after the midnight opening to begin the 'Black Friday' shopping weekend.
STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

European bailout fund has little force left

Nov 25, 2011
The news from Europe this morning starts with Italy, which had to pay a euro-era record rate to borrow money from the bond market. Meanwhile, Hungary's bonds were downgraded to junk status.

More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren’t ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City’s Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple’s newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy’s on this year’s holiday season.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC