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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 28, 2013
Nov 28, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 28, 2013

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When you hear Black Friday, you may think of a fun shopping spree. But some people plan to use the day to buy more practical items. Stocks in Japan are up, but will it mean consumer confidence in the economy? And chances are many of you have spent quite some time in airports over the last few days -- the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest times of the year for traveling. We take a look at the changing design and attractions of airport terminals.

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US Airways merger with American cleared for takeoff

Nov 28, 2013
A bankruptcy judge clears American Airlines to merge, which leaves the U.S. airline industry with three giant airline plus a few others.

The most practical Thanksgiving Day shopping list we may ever hear

Nov 28, 2013
When you hear Black Friday, you may think of a fun shopping spree. But some people plan to use the day to buy more practical items.

How to make airports cool -- and profitable

Nov 28, 2013
Airports used to be dull, grey boxes we had to pass through to get from one place to another.

Stocks in Japan are up, but will the economy follow?

Nov 28, 2013
Today, the Japan Nikkei Index went up another 1.8 percent to get very close to a six year high.

Going to work on Thanksgiving -- not everyone is bummed about it

Nov 28, 2013
While you're eating turkey and enjoying time with family and friends, let's take a moment to acknowledge those who are working on this day.

Are school lunches and stadium food worth $1 billion?

Nov 28, 2013
Food concession company Aramark prepares for what could be a $1 billion initial public offering.

PODCAST: Why are retailers worried this holiday season?

Nov 28, 2013
We have one of the shortest holiday shopping seasons upon us. Retailers couldn't be more worried. And a look at two people who are working this Thanksgiving day.

How to survive (even thrive) at the company holiday party

Nov 24, 2016
Now can be a time to build trust and camaraderie with your co-workers.
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When you hear Black Friday, you may think of a fun shopping spree. But some people plan to use the day to buy more practical items. Stocks in Japan are up, but will it mean consumer confidence in the economy? And chances are many of you have spent quite some time in airports over the last few days — the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest times of the year for traveling. We take a look at the changing design and attractions of airport terminals.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC