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Santa call centers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 19, 2005
Forget going to the mall to see Santa. Now jolly ol' St. Nick will come to your kids... via the telephone. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.

WTO wrap-up

Jocelyn Ford | Dec 19, 2005
Jocelyn Ford reports on what, if anything, came out of the WTO talks in Hong Kong.
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The busy Post Office

Alisa Roth | Dec 19, 2005
The US Postal Service is expecting to have its busiest day of the year today. Alisa Roth looks at just how busy, and how much money the Post Office is expecting to take in.

New 'Squawk'

Janet Babin | Dec 19, 2005
CNBC's influential "Squawk Box" financial show gets a makeover starting today. Janet Babin looks at what fans of the show, such as Warren Buffet and Viacom's Sumner Redstone, can expect.

The happiness factor

| Dec 19, 2005
A new study out today dispels the notion that money buys happiness. As it turns out, it's apparently the other way around.

Coffee for one

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 19, 2005
Hoping to recapture some of the market they lost to specialty coffee retailers, grocery store coffee brands are tailoring their offerings to single-serving consumption, a la Starbucks. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

A new kind of holiday light

Alex Cohen | Dec 19, 2005
LED lights, which operate on a semiconductor chip rather than filmament, cost more than traditional lights, but last longer. More holiday decorators are opting for longevity over short-term savings, as Alex Cohen reports.

Iran's nuclear program

Stephen Beard | Dec 19, 2005
This week the European Union resumed their talks with Iran over the country's nuclear program. As Stephen Beard reports from London, there are signs that the EU is adopting a tougher line towards Tehran.

Powering up the utility industry

Scott Tong | Dec 19, 2005
This morning brings news of yet another big merger in the electricity providing business. This one involves major players along the Atlantic coast. Scott Tong reports.

Look Ahead for December 16, 2005

| Dec 17, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

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