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RIAA revises illegal-download fight

Dec 19, 2008
For years the Recording Industry Association of America has been suing netizens, accusing them of illegally sharing music files. But that era now seems to have met the fate of 8-tracks and cassettes. Rico Gagliano reports.

Bush leaves bailout decisions to Obama

Dec 19, 2008
The $17.4 billion that President Bush made available to General Motors and Chrysler today is being seen by auto industry analysts as only a temporary lifeline. Big decisions await the next administration. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Retailers are looking beyond Christmas

Dec 19, 2008
This is supposed to be the biggest shopping weekend of the year. But many retailers have started advertising big after-Christmas sales. Jeremy Hobson reports.

New packaging may end 'wrap rage'

Dec 19, 2008
So-called "clamshell" packaging has helped deter store theft for years. But the plastic casing is notoriously hard to open. Now, relief is in sight. Sarah Gardner reports.

Weekly Wrap: Bailout, cut and scheme

Dec 19, 2008
Usually at the holidays the news slows down. But not this week. Katie Benner of Fortune Magazine, The New York Times's David Leonhardt and Tess Vigeland discuss the events that grabbed the headlines.

China deals with the pain of downturn

Dec 19, 2008
The frail global economy has been hitting China hard. Marketplace's Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong discusses with Tess Vigeland how tougher times are raising questions about social unrest in an authoritarian country.

Obama makes the nativity scene

Dec 19, 2008
What do President-elect Obama, Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and France's Carla Bruni have in common? Marketplace's Megan Williams traveled to an outdoor market in Naples, Italy, to get the answer.

Music from the episode

Wanderlust Delays
Most Important Things Alias & Ehren
Theme for the Lime Cafe April March, Tanya Haden, Benett Rogers, Los Cincos, Petra Haden, Space Honkey, James Hey
Carol of the Bells Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
Carol of the Bells Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra