Dec 22, 2006

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Driving to become the Big One

Dec 22, 2006
Toyota announced it's planning to build 9.42 million cars in 2007, enough to make it the biggest automaker in the world. So we turn to the question: Is bigger really better? Alisa Roth reports.

Read my lips: No expanded payroll tax

Dec 22, 2006
President Bush says he's willing to consider Democrats' proposals for saving Social Security — including tax increases. Commentator Steve Moore thinks that if that idea becomes reality, the party's over.

Mesa, Shenzhen make a deal for the short haul

Dec 22, 2006
U.S. hub-and-spoke specialist Mesa Airlines is cashing in on the business world's Holy Grail — China — in a deal with Shenzhen Airlines. Steve Tripoli explains why both sides want this to work.

Banda Aceh still trying to turn the tide

Dec 22, 2006
One of the regions hit hardest by the 2004 tsunami was the Sumatran territory of Aceh. The economy now depends on reconstruction. But people are starting to think about what to do as that effort ends. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Music's been key to the scale of radio's growth

Dec 22, 2006
Reporter Nate DiMeo takes us back to the early 1920s when radio first found a mass audience, and a few powerful corporate players used music to take control of a brand new American industry. Part of an American RadioWorks documentary.

Newscorp dishes it out, Liberty gives right back

Dec 22, 2006
Two media giants are swapping valuable properties. Newscorp's turning over DirecTV and other goodies to Liberty Media, while Liberty's giving up its 20 percent of Newscorp voting stock. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Rethinking the gift basket

Dec 22, 2006
At Marketplace we get a lot of boxes and baskets this time of year full of chocolates, popcorn, candy and the like. We can't complain, but we started to wonder how much it all costs.

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