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Gadgets, schmadgets

| Jan 5, 2006
The biggest and brightest new toys will be on display when the Consumer Electronics Show starts in Las Vegas today. But commentator Andreas Kluth thinks that the deals vendors are shilling are a raw deal for consumers.

Canada's overcrowded waiting room

Steve McNally | Jan 5, 2006
Many Americans envy Canada's public health care system, where government pays for your essential medical needs. But Canadians often find they have free access... to a long wait. As Steve McNally reports, Canada may have to move closer to the American model.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Football firing squads

Tess Vigeland | Jan 5, 2006
Marketplace host Tess Vigeland talks with our Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad and gets her take on the recent spate of coach firings in the NFL.
Posted In: Sports

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.
Posted In: Wall Street