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A day without China

Alisa Roth | Nov 16, 2005
A quarter of everything we import comes from China, most of it consumer goods. To see just how much a part of our daily lives China's goods are, we decided to try and spend a day without them. Alisa Roth has more from New York.

Employers and healthcare? Split 'em up

| Nov 16, 2005
As health costs soar by double digits, every company providing heath coverage to employees is now looking for ways to pare it back. Marketplace commentator Robert Reich has one solution to help them.
Posted In: Health

One Laptop per Child -- cool

Jane Lindholm | Nov 16, 2005
Unveiled today: A prototype $100 laptop computer, designed for distribution to millions of students in developing countries. It has a hand crank for power. Who wouldn't love this? Jane Lindholm reports.

Coming soon: Virtual debt

Ethan Lindsey | Nov 16, 2005
There's a place where you can buy an island for $26,000, which is either cheap or pricey, depending on how you look at it... the island in question exists only in an online game. Ethan Lindsey has the scoop on virtual trade.

Pre-K in Georgia

Sarah Gardner | Nov 16, 2005
Many states use lottery proceeds to improve public schools. In Georgia, lotto revenue has been used to create a model public pre-kindergarten program. But as Sarah Gardner reports, the program's advocates wonder if the money will keep rolling in.

China trade deficit? No problem

| Nov 16, 2005
While the Bush Administration frets over the growing trade deficit with China, commentator and economist Edmund Phelps argues for leaving things exactly the way they are.

Delta decision

Andrea Gardner | Nov 16, 2005
Today a bankruptcy judge decides whether Delta can void its labor contract with its pilots. Andrea Gardner looks at the precedent for this kind of action, and what factors the judge is likely to consider.

Remittance report

Scott Tong | Nov 16, 2005
A report out today from the World Bank shows remittances (money sent by immigrants to their home countries) beats direct aid to developing nations two to one. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Farms as Superfund sites?

Sam Eaton | Nov 16, 2005
A Congressional committee today takes up the issue of whether big industrial farms can fall under Superfund cleanup oversight. Sam Eaton reports.

The 'Energy Security' Act

Jeff Tyler | Nov 16, 2005
Senators from both side of the aisle unveil a new bill today aimed at, in part, increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles on US roads. Jeff Tyler reports.