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Dec 25, 2012

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Merry Christmas! Hopefully you're spending it with loved ones. Some people have to work today. We look at why more businesses are open on Christmas. And are you planning to watch a movie? Hollywood's having a good year. Plus, stories…

Segments From this episode

What's up, Europe? Christmas in Scotland

Dec 25, 2012
Matt Smith, an ex-pat living in Edinburgh, Scotland, talks about what Christmas -- and holiday shopping -- is like away from the States.

New technology helps Swedish care for elderly

Dec 25, 2012
Sweden has taken giant steps when it comes to heath care. With one of the oldest populations and highest life expectancies in the world, the Scandinavian nation is using new medical technology to care for its aging citizens.

2012: Reviewing the year of the super PAC

Dec 25, 2012
Super PACs spent big money on the 2012 election. But some of the biggest donors didn't exactly get a good rate of return. So, can we expect more big spending the next election cycle?

In Japan, importance of family business opens up opportunities

Dec 25, 2012
Family businesses dominate Japan's corporate landscape. For generations, sons have always taken on the top job. But what happens if there's not a male heir to inherit the business?

Open for business on Christmas

Dec 25, 2012
More businesses are open on Christmas Day than before. So what's behind the working holiday?

Merry Hollywood returns

Dec 25, 2012
Two big movies open today -- "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained." Overall, movie attendance is up this year. And that's after two years of ticket declines. So what's got movie industry singing?

Merry Christmas! Hopefully you’re spending it with loved ones. Some people have to work today. We look at why more businesses are open on Christmas. And are you planning to watch a movie? Hollywood’s having a good year. Plus, stories on super PACs, the business of family business in Japan, how new technology is helping Sweden care for its aging population, and the latest in our series “What’s up, Europe?”

Music from the episode

Make The Road By Walking Menahan Street Band
Fireworks Marco Benevento
Finn bikkjen! Casiokids
Pipeline The Ventures