Marketplace PM for December 13, 2006
Dec 13, 2006

Marketplace PM for December 13, 2006

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European ski resorts fear melting profits

Dec 13, 2006
A new climate report says a critical lack of snow in Europe might be only the tip of the iceberg for its thawing slopes. Sam Eaton reports.

Spending time with Ms. Dewey

Dec 13, 2006
Microsoft's trying to generate buzz for its new search engine with a live-action sexy librarian character with an attitude. Ms. Dewey is her name. Sean Cole paid her a visit and found her hard to leave.

Mergers in midair

Dec 13, 2006
Conventional wisdom for industries in a downturn has been that bigger's the way to go. And several airlines are now considering mergers. Economist Allen Michel talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether those would be wise moves.

Searching for bigger options

Dec 13, 2006
Google has a plan to make its stock options worth even more — an online auction. Lisa Napoli explains.

E.U. keeps Turkey out of the club

Dec 13, 2006
European Union leaders will meet in Brussels to make it official: Turkey's application to join the E.U. is on hold. Turkey's been trying to get in for decades and it's not expected to give up. Stephen Beard reports.

Control doesn't mean power

Dec 13, 2006
In January, Democrats will take charge on Capitol Hill. But commentator Robert Reich says don't look to them to change the things they campaigned against.

Retail sales figures jump

Dec 13, 2006
The Commerce Department says retail sales for November spurted up a full 1 percent — wildly beyond analysts' best guesses. Why? We asked a couple of economists and some holiday shoppers.

Dems put ethics rules at top of agenda

Dec 13, 2006
Congressional Democrats are considering setting up an external ethics panel to enforce new restrictions on gifts and perks for lawmakers. John Dimsdale reports.

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