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Broadband is good for your health

Helen Palmer | Dec 8, 2005
If we were more wired, we could save billions of healthcare dollars, says a report released today. It looks specifically at how the bill for seniors and the disabled could be slashed if speedy broadband access were more widespread. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

How to do Health Savings Accounts the right way

| Dec 8, 2005
Commentator Henry Aaron looks at the debate over new high-deductible health insurance plans called Health Savings Accounts.
Posted In: Health

Santa salon

| Dec 8, 2005
How DOES Santa get that beautiful hair and beard? Is it real? Is it expensive? Only Santa's hairdresser knows for sure. Philip Graitcer from Georgia Public Broadcasting visited one local beauty shop to find out.

401k matching

Scott Jagow | Dec 8, 2005
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that company 401k matching plans don't do much to encourage employees to invest in their retirement.

Anchor duos

Tess Vigeland | Dec 8, 2005
Stu Levine with Daily Variety tells host Tess Vigeland the thinking behind ABC's move to split duties between two Nightly News anchors, and about the state of network news anchoring in general.

Tutoring for tots

Hilary Wicai | Dec 8, 2005
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.

Consumer borrowing to hit record highs

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 8, 2005
Consumers plan to run up their credit cards this holiday season, incurring record debt to make the holidays merry. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

AFL-CIO's big day

| Dec 8, 2005
The labor federation has launched its biggest organizing campaign in 15 years, culminating in a march on the White House today. Gretchen Cook looks at the organization's strategy to revive the labor movement.

Computer chip bonanza

| Dec 8, 2005
Sales of computer chips have hit a record high this year. Larry Schooler tells us why.

India's auto market

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 8, 2005
Auto industry executives are in India to discuss the Asian nation's potential as both a major consumer market and manufacturing hub. Miranda Kennedy reports.