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GM workers face tough buyout decision

| Jun 16, 2006
Thousands of General Motors workers have just over a week to decide if they're going to be part of one of the biggest buyout programs in corporate history. Mhari Saito spoke to union workers at a GM plant near Cleveland.

The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 16, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street and what may be in store for the markets next week.
Posted In: Wall Street

What health care windows might Gates open?

Helen Palmer | Jun 16, 2006
Now that Bill Gates is devoting himself to philanthropic efforts, could he become the next John D. Rockefeller? Helen Palmer reports on what his changed role could mean to health care.
Posted In: Health

Cooling to the global warming debate

| Jun 16, 2006
Al Gore's movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," is getting some good reviews. But commentator Clive Crook says if you believe in democracy, you've got to be turned off by the global warming debate.

Cell phone banking in Soweto

Gretchen Wilson | Jun 16, 2006
In the 12 years since apartheid ended, Soweto has been transformed. The country even leads the world in some major technological realms. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Straight Story: Retirement net

Chris Farrell | Jun 16, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, report after report points to gloomy financial prospects for retirees. But Chris sees blue skies, for those willing to work a bit longer.
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Jingle writer

| Jun 16, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we pause for a commercial break with a jingle writer.

Buzzword: Correction

| Jun 16, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, correction. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Money Matters: A tale of jobs

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 16, 2006
You want to work. But you don't really want to work. Author Stanley Bing takes Kai inside the world of jobs that pay a lot but ask very little.
Posted In: Jobs

Every step you take

| Jun 16, 2006
Don't think the "do not disturb" sign on your hotel room will allow you privacy. These days, hotels and retailers have found a new way to keep tabs on what you're doing. Chief Brand strategist, Eli Portnoy, takes Kai inside the new frontier of customer data collection.



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