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Ralphs indictment

Tess Vigeland | Dec 16, 2005
Ralphs supermarket chain has been indicted on charges that it broke several labor laws during its lockout of workers two years ago. Tess Vigeland reports.

Extreme holiday party

Brian Watt | Dec 16, 2005
Tired of the same old, same old at the office holiday party? Brian Watt previews a demo party where vendors offer services like snow-filled conference rooms and a drinking aid called a "shot luge."

Easing poverty with PCs

Jeff Tyler | Dec 16, 2005
Officials have expanded to other states a New Jersey pilot program that helps poor, single mothers find better jobs by giving them free computers and free computer training. Jeff Tyler reports.

WTO talks

Stephen Beard | Dec 16, 2005
Europe's trade negotiator says he's more than a little pessimistic heading into the stretch of key global trade talks in Hong Kong. Peter Mandelsohn says the problem is easy to locate -- he says it's the Americans' fault the talks are in jeopardy. Stephen Beard reports.

New rules for digital TV

Hilary Wicai | Dec 16, 2005
After nearly a year of contention, the major cable and broadcast networks have brokered a deal with a coalition of children's advocacy organizations on new rules for digital TV. Hillary Wicai reports.

Ain't no levee high enough

John Dimsdale | Dec 15, 2005
The president has requested approximately $3 billion to repair New Orleans' levees. But the commitment is far less than local officials say is needed to withstand future hurricanes. John Dimsdale reports.

No really -- they're GOOD for you!

Helen Palmer | Dec 15, 2005
The Illinois Supreme court today threw out a $10 billion judgment against Philip Morris parent company Altria in a consumer fraud case over "light" cigarettes. But the story doesn't end there. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

Mess transit

Amy Scott | Dec 15, 2005
New York is bracing for a possible transit strike, and millions of subway commuters may have to find another way to work. Amy Scott reports on preparations businesses are making.

The ties that bind

Alisa Roth | Dec 15, 2005
GM announced it'll no longer contribute matching funds to white collar workers' 401(k) plans. It's also cutting back on severance pay benefits. So how are the rank and file feeling? Alisa Roth reports.

Senator William Proxmire:<BR>Memorial commentary

| Dec 15, 2005
Former Senator William Proximire died today. The Wisconsin Democrat was legendary for his crusades against government waste and excess spending. He was also one of Marketplace's early commentators. In tribute, Marketplace revisited the first commentary the Senator wrote for us - in 1989.
Posted In: Wall Street