Dec 20, 2007

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Aspiring textile mogul: 'You can't give up'

Dec 20, 2007
Why would anyone choose to get into the textile business, where the work is monotonous and the competition is brutal. Jon Miller went to Lima, Peru, to bring us the story of one man who did. It's the latest installment…

OK'd deal makes 'data-mining colossus'

Dec 20, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to let Google buy the ad company DoubleClick, despite privacy advocates' warnings of terrible consequences. Meanwhile, the European Union is still considering the deal. Lisa Napoli reports.

Bond insurers set off subprime shutter

Dec 20, 2007
MBIA, the country's biggest bond insurer, announced today it's backing far more subprime debt than anybody thought. Jill Barshay has more on what that might mean for the bond market.

Foreign-controlled funds raise concerns

Dec 20, 2007
In the past couple of months Citigroup and Morgan Stanley have sold off slices of themselves in exchange for billion of dollars from funds controlled by China and Abu Dhabi. John Dimsdale reports on the evolving politics of global finance.

Our 'Rock Band' needs some practice

Dec 20, 2007
The video music game Rock Band has built a Christmas-season buzz among gamers and the less technically inclined. Kai Ryssdal and some Marketplace rockers checked it out with Kevin Pereira from G4 television.

Fewer stamps in your passport

Dec 20, 2007
If you're going to be traveling in Europe, you'll no longer need to flash your passport at most border crossings. Megan Williams reports that the new rules are expected to help tourism, but some Western European countries aren't happy.

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