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Meet Clocky...

| Feb 20, 2006
It's about a foot long, brown and shaggy, with wheels. When its alarm goes off, you hit the snooze button. But then Clocky rolls off your nightstand and heads for another part of the room... and starts beeping again. WBUR's Sean Cole reports.

Indians on the phone

| Feb 20, 2006
India's seeing a soaring economy and rising incomes in its middle class. But writer and commentator J.D. Samant finds that when it comes to business, India is a lot smaller than you might think.
Posted In: Canada

Real estate's come-from-behind win in Park City

| Feb 20, 2006
Park City, Utah, hosted numerous events during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Many realtors predicted a housing boom to come with the Games. It came... but not until a while later. Robin Sussingham reports.
Posted In: Sports

BlackRock deal

Scott Jagow | Feb 20, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan discusses the Merrill Lynch/BlackRock mega deal, and what it means to investors, with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Tutoring for tots

Hilary Wicai | Feb 20, 2006
Looking to give their kids a leg up, parents are increasingly hiring tutors... for their pre-schoolers. As Hillary Wicai reports, tutoring for tots is big business.

Harrah's company benefits

Amy Scott | Feb 20, 2006
Casino operator Harrah's plans to throw a benefit concert today to help employees left jobless by Hurricane Katrina. Amy Scott reports that the effort is rare in corporate philanthropy.

Legal coca

Dan Grech | Feb 20, 2006
The United States is considering relaxing its stance against legally harvested coca in Bolivia. Dan Grech looks at the market for legal coca-based products.

Oldies but goodies

Janet Babin | Feb 20, 2006
The US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups plan to join forces this week to encourage businesses to hire more people in their 50s. Janet Babin has more.

"Sopranos" maps

| Feb 20, 2006
The producers of HBO's hit series "The Sopranos" are hoping to generate more buzz among fans by offering a map of Tony Soprano's favorite haunts on Google Maps.

Stressed out business owners

Ruth Kirchner | Feb 20, 2006
A new survey shows that the world's most stressed out entrepreneurs are in East Asia. Ruth Kirchner reports.