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Off Ramping

Sarah Gardner | Dec 10, 2005
Many moms have taken a detour from the fast track to stay home with their kids. But what happens when they want to merge back into their career? Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Happy Hi-Tech Holidays

| Dec 10, 2005
Some of the most popular gift items this season are electronic -- computers, digital cameras, home media centers. But once you rip the wrap off, how do you get it to work? We sent <em>Marketplace’s</em> Jeff Tyler to find out the tricks of tech support.

Alltel goes all-cell

Bob Moon | Dec 9, 2005
Alltel announced it will spin off its traditional local-phone-service division and reposition itself as a purely wireless carrier. Bob Moon reports.

Soy vey

Bill Poorman | Dec 9, 2005
Kellogg will begin making some products with a new, healthier soybean oil, trying to stay one step ahead of new federal rules for nutrition labels. But they could be inviting problems of a different kind. Bill Poorman reports.

Saudi Arabia -- meet the world

Stephen Beard | Dec 9, 2005
This weekend, Saudi Arabia joins the World Trade Organization. Membership could bring some big changes to one of the most insular and devout countries in the Middle East. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

The Gospel of Prosperity

| Dec 9, 2005
Today, crowds will pack theatres to watch Disney's "Narnia Chronicles" and marvel at the dazzling special effects. The real marvel, says writer/commentator Adrian Wooldridge, is the reconciliation between Disney and Christian America.

David Johnson is cold

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 9, 2005
They're not used to nippy temps down in Dallas, and as David Johnson told Kai, it's wreaking havoc and driving up natural gas heating bills... but none of it is enough to fully thaw out the market.
Posted In: Wall Street

The underground of weather

Alex Cohen | Dec 9, 2005
From the Sustainability Desk, Alex Cohen reports on one idea for curbing global warming that just might work... with a little help from the government.

The veritas about vino

| Dec 9, 2005
Been to any wine tastings? We found ourselves wondering -- does anyone actually buy wine at these things, or are they just an excuse to sip fancy vintages on the cheap? We sent Cash Peters to find out.


| Dec 9, 2005
Chileans go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president, and by law, they must vote or pay a fine. Jordana Gustafson reports on the effectiveness of the law.