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Saving the tiger

| May 13, 2005
We hear a lot these days about China and India driving the world economy -- everything from steel and oil prices to call centers and emerging technology. That's why economists will often describe China as "the dragon economy" and India as "the largest of the Asian tigers". But the striped cat behind India's symbol of growth is disappearing from its jungles. Now in an unusual joint venture corporate India is teaming with environmentalists to save the Bengal tiger. Miranda Kennedy has more.
Posted In: Canada

Two rooms

| May 13, 2005
For parents of young kids, running a business from your own home has a lot of benefits. But it also has its downside. From the Work and Family Desk, reporter Kate Hinds has the story of a unique non-profit that gives parents a quiet place to work while keeping the kiddies close by.

Peace, love and PCs

| May 13, 2005
The personal computer as we know it has quite a revolutionary history. John Markoff, author of "What the Dormouse Said" joins host Lisa Napoli to explain how the PC got its roots in the counterculture of the 1960s.

Starbucks & libraries

| May 13, 2005
It's worked for bookstores. Now, some libraries are luring readers with coffee. From Chicago, Borzou Daragahi reports.

The Job Files: Ghost Writer

| May 13, 2005
It's time for another segment of The Job Files. This week, we meet Eric Shapiro, ghost writer. Amy Scott produced this edition of the Job Files.

High-Tech House Calls

| May 13, 2005
As technology plays a bigger role our lives, it sometimes causes bigger frustrations. Translating the Tivo manual isn't the easiest thing. And where do you turn if you can't get your PC synced with your PDA? You rent a geek, of course. The Geek Squad's Robert Stephens tells you how to hire someone to fix your high tech problems.
Posted In: Jobs

Perfect attendance: Not just for school anymore

| May 12, 2005
Companies are trying to crack down on chronic absenteeism with a time-tested formula of carrots and sticks. From the Work and Family Desk, Sandy Hausman reports.

The real estate madhouse

| May 12, 2005
Commentator and aspiring investor Roben Farzad says this real estate market is just a bit too crazy, thanks.

Das Uberlogo

| May 12, 2005
A tennis player took the court last weekend sporting an oversized Nike logo. What the heck is that about? Host David Brown talks to business of sports commentator Ed Derse.

Free iPod -- just click here

| May 12, 2005
Have you ever gotten an email promising you a free iPod in just a few easy steps? We checked it out -- you really can get that free iPod. But you better believe it isn't easy, as Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports.

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