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Coffee for one

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 19, 2005
Hoping to recapture some of the market they lost to specialty coffee retailers, grocery store coffee brands are tailoring their offerings to single-serving consumption, a la Starbucks. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

A new kind of holiday light

Alex Cohen | Dec 19, 2005
LED lights, which operate on a semiconductor chip rather than filmament, cost more than traditional lights, but last longer. More holiday decorators are opting for longevity over short-term savings, as Alex Cohen reports.

Iran's nuclear program

Stephen Beard | Dec 19, 2005
This week the European Union resumed their talks with Iran over the country's nuclear program. As Stephen Beard reports from London, there are signs that the EU is adopting a tougher line towards Tehran.

Powering up the utility industry

Scott Tong | Dec 19, 2005
This morning brings news of yet another big merger in the electricity providing business. This one involves major players along the Atlantic coast. Scott Tong reports.

Look Ahead for December 16, 2005

| Dec 17, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Immigration

| Dec 17, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Immigration reform is spreading like wildfire. But, Chris won't fan the flames.

"Day in the Work Life": The Lord of the Rings

| Dec 17, 2005
On today's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade time for money -- we exchange rings with a jewelry maker.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Doha

| Dec 17, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "Doha." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

The Mailbag for December 16, 2005

| Dec 17, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on finding socially responsible funds, setting up a household budget, and investing the holiday bonus.
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matter's Desk: Disability and Work

| Dec 17, 2005
The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is almost 40 percent. On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we learn how to improve the hiring process from Dan Ryan, the author <em>Jobsearch Handbook for People With Disabilities</em>.
Posted In: Jobs

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