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Marriott Discusses Retiring As Hotel Chain's CEO

Robert Siegel speaks with Bill Marriott Jr., CEO of Marriott International, who is retiring after 39 years.
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Procrastinators' Paradise: A Busy Week For Shipping

In one FedEx warehouse, workers sift and sort through 166 packages per minute on long conveyor belts. More online retailers are offering later-guaranteed arrivals than ever. It's a procrastinator's paradise — even for the facility's manager, who says he hasn't started Christmas shopping yet.
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What's The Economic Impact If The Tax Break Dies?

Economists say the legislative impasse over extending a payroll tax cut and other provisions could reduce consumer spending, slow growth and disrupt the health care sector.
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Home Depot Shines A Light On Bulb Choices

Most incandescent light bulbs were supposed to be phased out starting Jan. 1. But tucked inside the House's omnibus spending bill, there's a provision barring the Energy Department from enforcing more energy-efficient standards for light bulbs. For those who still want them, there are increasing options for efficient bulbs. Renee Montagne talks to Bill Hamilton, merchandising vice president of electrical at Home Depot, which sells about a third of all light bulbs in the U.S.
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Ratings Drop For 'All-American Muslim'

Ratings for this week's episode of the reality TV show, All-American Muslim, dropped more than 30 percent from the previous week. The show had plenty of drama off-screen earlier this month when home improvement retailer Lowe's admitted it pulled its ads off the show after pressure from a conservative Christian group.

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