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Holiday Jobs Come With Uncertainty For Workers

Saturday, October 06, 2012

NPR

Retailers expect to hire, but for seasonal workers, the hours can be scarce — and unpredictable.

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The Takeaway

The Secret of Giving: Do You Have It?

Friday, December 03, 2010

On Monday's show, we're talking to "the real" Santa Claus and etiquette expert Peggy Post. We'll be asking them about giving during the holiday season, and we wanted to start with you: What are your gifting secrets? What is the worst or best gift you've ever received or sent someone else? You can also post your questions for Santa and Peggy Post, and we'll ask them on the air. 

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Outsmarting Black Friday Marketing

Friday, November 26, 2010

If Thanksgiving is a day for gratitude, Black Friday is a day for...sales! Right? Not so fast, says our personal finance contributor, Beth Kobliner. Last year, retailers were slashing prices by 80 or 90 percent, but she says bargains just aren't as big this year. 

If it's the adrenalin rush of Black Friday shopping you're after, we've got some tips on how to stay sober while walking down the aisle. Our Golden Rule to follow: fifty percent off of something you don't need is not a deal.

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