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Box office blues

Jan 2, 2006
The film industry just suffered its worst box office take in 14 years. Most industry analysts say the traditional business model has to change. Brian Watt looks at what Hollywood needs to do to right the ship in 2006.

BCS cash register

Jan 2, 2006
College football's BCS Championship series begins today, and as Ethan Lindsey reports, it's as much about money as it is about football.
Posted In: Sports

Hollywood comeback

Jan 2, 2006
Last year, the film industry suffered its worst box office take in 14 years. Brian Watt looks at what Hollywood needs to do to right the ship in 2006.

Cooperstown benefits

Dec 30, 2005
ESPN.com editor Michael Knisley reviews the financial implications of joining Baseball's Hall of Fame with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Sports

New Medicare plan takes effect

Dec 30, 2005
The government's new Medicare drug program goes into effect this weekend, but as Helen Palmer reports, less than 9% of one of its main target demographics has signed on.
Posted In: Health

Flex plan rush

Dec 29, 2005
Eye doctors and dentists are experiencing an end-of-the-year rush of patients, as health care consumers scramble to finish up their flex plan allotments before the year ends. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Health

Guidant troubles

Dec 27, 2005
Today, Boston Scientific said it will continue with plans to acquire rival medical device maker Guidant, despite Guidant's profit warning last week. Also, Guidant is in more trouble with the FDA - it sent a letter to the company today about problems at a Guidant facility. Marketplace's Helen Palmer explains.
Posted In: Health

The clock runs down on ABC / NFL partnership

Dec 23, 2005
The second-longest-running show in primetime television is about to change channels. Monday Night Football started back in 1970 on ABC. Since then, it's become a cultural touchstone, consistently ranking in the top ten during football season -- great for business for both ABC and the NFL. But this coming Monday the New York Jets will play the New England Patriots in the final Monday night game on ABC. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland took a look at the end of an era.
Posted In: Sports

Harry Potter prevents injuries

Dec 23, 2005
It may not be magic, but the release of Harry Potter books coincides with a drop in traumatic injuries to children, studies show. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

The Job Files: Salvation Army bell ringer

Dec 23, 2005
This installment of the Job Files looks at Salvation Army bell ringer Pam Wright.

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