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Dollars to doughnuts

Janet Babin | Dec 8, 2005
A bidding war has broken out for Dunkin' Donuts. A number of wealthy private equity firms want to take the doughnut chain private. Janet Babin finds out why the money's in doughnuts these days. Mmmm, doughnuts...

Labor on the move

| Dec 8, 2005
Saturday marks International Human Rights Day with a special focus this year on workers' rights. The AFL-CIO is using the event to launch the biggest drive in 15 years to organize in the workplace. Gretchen Cook reports.

Hedging your bets

Amy Scott | Dec 8, 2005
Until recently, investors in hedge funds were thought to be sophisticated people who could afford the risk. So the funds have escaped a lot of oversight. But all that's about to change, as Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Broadband is good for your health

Helen Palmer | Dec 8, 2005
If we were more wired, we could save billions of healthcare dollars, says a report released today. It looks specifically at how the bill for seniors and the disabled could be slashed if speedy broadband access were more widespread. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

How to do Health Savings Accounts the right way

| Dec 8, 2005
Commentator Henry Aaron looks at the debate over new high-deductible health insurance plans called Health Savings Accounts.
Posted In: Health

Santa salon

| Dec 8, 2005
How DOES Santa get that beautiful hair and beard? Is it real? Is it expensive? Only Santa's hairdresser knows for sure. Philip Graitcer from Georgia Public Broadcasting visited one local beauty shop to find out.

401k matching

Scott Jagow | Dec 8, 2005
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that company 401k matching plans don't do much to encourage employees to invest in their retirement.

Anchor duos

Tess Vigeland | Dec 8, 2005
Stu Levine with Daily Variety tells host Tess Vigeland the thinking behind ABC's move to split duties between two Nightly News anchors, and about the state of network news anchoring in general.

Tutoring for tots

Hilary Wicai | Dec 8, 2005
Looking to give their kids a leg up, parents are increasingly hiring tutors... for their pre-schoolers. As Hillary Wicai reports, tutoring for tots is big business.

Consumer borrowing to hit record highs

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 8, 2005
Consumers plan to run up their credit cards this holiday season, incurring record debt to make the holidays merry. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.