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The book trade

| Dec 19, 2005
At a time when everyone seems to bemoan the lack of literacy, it's heartening to know that the Internet has spawned a number of book-sharing enterprises. Naomi Lewin went poking around some Web sites where passionate readers rule.

Too much stuff

| Dec 19, 2005
Less than a week left until everyone opens all those special parcels under the Christmas tree. And then, you can add them to the pile of STUFF from Christmases past. Commentator Sandra Tsing-Loh yearns for one useful gift...

Local kids make good

| Dec 19, 2005
Going home to Mexico for the holidays has become an annual pilgrimage for many immigrants, and driving down has a particular appeal for young people raised stateside, visiting their parents. Melissa Giraud explains why from the northern state of Durango.
Posted In: Canada

Market overview

Scott Jagow | Dec 19, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan breaks down the stock market's five-year high with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Wall Street

The art of tea

Lisa Napoli | Dec 19, 2005
Host Lisa Napoli talks Kay Wright, the woman who chooses just the right herbs for Celestial Seasonings teas.

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.
Posted In: Canada

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.