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In a survey conducted by Michaels craft store, nearly 60 percent of 1,000 respondents said they were more likely to make their own gifts this year. Andrea Gardner looks into the homemade trend that was popular this holiday.
Gift cards are usually a high sales performer during the holiday season, but this year their retail numbers fell. That also means a smaller post-holiday bump when the cards are used. Jean Luc Renault reports.
When food producers wanted to experiment with new flavors, they used to gravitate towards the kitchen. Today, the flavor market can be born faster in the lab. Janet Babin shows us how it's done.
If you don't have holiday plans today or don't celebrate Christmas, why not volunteer? From delivering donated gifts to working at a soup kitchen, there's plenty you can do. Steve Henn visits one volunteer center in Washington, D.C.
A lot of people play video games as a way to escape the stress of everyday living. But what if a game were to help you conquer and reduce your stress head on? Sean Cole has a positive experience with the makers of Mindhabits.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 25, 2008