Dec 24, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 24, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 24, 2007

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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.

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.

Pig donations bring home the bacon

Dec 24, 2007
The average annual income in Lesotho is $100 a year, but a $195 donation can buy a family an income-generating piglet that can boost that income substantially. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Despite naughty, Santahood can be nice

Dec 24, 2007
Being a mall Santa may not be the most glamorous job -- unless you like being punched and sat on by kids -- but it does have its upside. For one, a good Santa can pull up to $10,000…

Why not an oil change for Christmas?

Dec 24, 2007
As budgets tighten through a rough economy, consumers are looking at holiday gift-giving more prudently. Andrea Gardner reports that gift cards for practical things such as groceries and oil changes are on the rise.

Seeking the root of the UBS debacle

Dec 24, 2007
Once the world's largest wealth manager, UBS is now staying afloat by selling shares to foreign investors. Stephen Beard reports Switzerland is upset, and officials want to figure out who's to blame.

Ruling slows corruption probes

Dec 24, 2007
The Justice Department says a court ruling that puts legislative materials off-limits is handcuffing its investigations. John Dimsdale reports.

Santa's sleigh under surveillance

Dec 24, 2007
A mall is helping boost its Santa presence by using NORAD to track his sleigh's whereabouts. Jeff Tyler reports millions the world over are actually looking to the skies tonight.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC