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Podcasting for fun... and profit

| Jan 5, 2006
Almost everyone these days has a podcast. Moms, truck drivers, and even we here at Marketplace are creating the ubiquitous audio downloads. So how did one man turn his into cold, hard cash? Rebecca Williams has the answer.

The cusp of innovation

Scott Jagow | Jan 5, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell discuss how investors can spot companies on the cusp of innovation with host Scott Jagow.

The history of the classified ad

Lisa Napoli | Jan 5, 2006
Author Sara Bader looks back at the history of the classified ad with host Lisa Napoli.

Tough times in Michigan

Alisa Roth | Jan 5, 2006
Ford will release a major restructuring plan on January 23rd. It's expected to include major plant closings and layoffs. It's a safe bet the areas around those plants will also feel the pinch. We sent Alisa Roth to Lansing, Michigan, where ongoing layoffs by GM are already hurting the local economy.

Monsanto suit

Janet Babin | Jan 5, 2006
In a novel legal move, 500 GE workers have sued Monsanto for injuries they claim resulted from use of Monsanto products while working for GE. Janet Babin has more.

Automaker woes

| Jan 5, 2006
Business Editor Cheryl Glaser looks at the recent round of auto sales figures out of Detroit.

NYSE trading licenses

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 5, 2006
As part of its transition to a publicly traded company, the New York Stock Exchange is now offering "trading licenses" rather than the clubby "seats" it once offered. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, they're a hot item.
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Consumer electronics extravaganza

Rachel Dornhelm | Jan 5, 2006
Rachel Dornhelm previews what's generating buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show that opens this week in Las Vegas.

Whole Foods

Alex Cohen | Jan 5, 2006
The specialty grocer is riding high with its inclusion in the S&P 500, but as Alex Cohen reports, it shouldn't rest on its laurels.

Ariel Sharon's stroke

| Jan 5, 2006
The Tel Aviv stock exchange plunged 6% on the news that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a major stroke Wednesday night. The markets had somewhat recovered by midday Thursday, partly because the country's economics aren't expected to change much. Hilary Krieger reports from Jerusalem.