Marketplace for Friday, Nov. 23, 2007
Nov 23, 2007

Marketplace for Friday, Nov. 23, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Shopping lovers find their outlet

Nov 23, 2007
They call today Black Friday because holiday sales supposedly help retailers climb into the black for the year. Yet, despite the long lines seen today, this could be the slowest holiday season in five years. Scott Jagow got a perspective from Rob Snowden, general manager of Outlets at Hillsboro in Texas.

Ready for business to land in his lap

Nov 23, 2007
The real Santa Claus was too busy to talk to Marketplace about the holiday season, but we found one of his stand-ins at a nearby mall. He explained how he works and how wish lists are changing.

Ask.com goes in search of China market

Nov 23, 2007
Media mogul Barry Diller says his Internet conglomerate IAC/InterActiveCorp will invest $100 million to expand in China, with plans to launch its Ask.com search engine in two years. Can the company take on the Chinese? Alisa Roth reports.

INS plans to speed Cuban immigration

Nov 23, 2007
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has launched new measures to speed up the immigration process for Cubans. At the same time, the U.S. government is already dealing with a huge backlog of pending cases. Dan Grech reports.

Teaming up online to buy in bulk

Nov 23, 2007
What if, in order to get a discount on an item, you could join a group of shoppers to buy that product in bulk. Some Internet start-ups hope that kind of online buying will be the next big thing. Andrea Gardner reports.

Week on Wall Street

Nov 23, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Scott Jagow about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Organic turkey can leave a big footprint

Nov 23, 2007
One of the options for the traditional Thanksgiving meal is to buy an organic turkey raised on natural feed and no antibiotics. But commentator Kelly Alexander says such a turkey may not be all that friendly to the environment.

Learning big-league business skills

Nov 23, 2007
An organization in Central Louisiana has created a farm system for entrepreneurs, much like professioal baseball's. We asked Kate Archer Kent to check it out.

Music from the episode

The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Let It Snow Los Straitjackets
6 A.M. Jullandar Shere Cornershop
6 A.M. Jullandar Shere Cornershop

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