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Super Bowl sacks productivity

Jan 30, 2007
Workers could cost their employers as much as $820 million this week as Super Bowl parties are planned and office bets are waged. But some say those lost productivity studies don't tell the whole story. Amy Scott's on the sidelines.
Posted In: Jobs, Sports

Mini's billboards zoom in on drivers

Jan 29, 2007
The maker of Mini Coopers launched a new ad campaign with special billboards displaying personalized messages to Mini drivers as they go by. Alisa Roth looks at why the company's advertising to its own drivers.
Posted In: Auto

All about service, all about people

Jan 29, 2007
Marriott International Chairman and CEO Bill Marriott talks about why running the world's largest lodging company isn't so different from operating a root beer stand.

The myth of HDTV

Jan 26, 2007
Before you buy a high-definition television, you might want to check the dial. Turns out a lot of channels don't offer programming to match the technology. Kai speaks with Brian Cooley of CNET.

Exploring health care reform

Jan 26, 2007
This week, President Bush offered tax deductions for individuals buying health care insurance. Who does this help? Lisa Napoli does the math.

Charge it to my health care card

Jan 26, 2007
Financial service companies want to provide specific credit cards for patients to pay off their health care bills. That plan has sickened consumer advocates. Kai speaks with Harvard professor Regina Herzlinger.

Has the housing market hit bottom?

Jan 26, 2007
New-home sales were up in December, according to the Commerce Department. But 2006 was a year the home-building business would rather forget. Sales suffered the biggest drop since 1989. What's next?
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Educating Rico: Breaking the law

Jan 26, 2007
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. In this week's episode, he takes the law into his own hands. Copyright law, that is.

Buzzword: Superbowl indicator

Jan 26, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Superbowl Indicator." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Straight Story: Taxing time

Jan 26, 2007
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, it is the season for W-2s. Chris wishes for a season of tax reform.
Posted In: Taxes