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The Color of Money: Yuan

Jan 13, 2006
Communist ideology might be passé in China. But communist imagery hasn't disappeared. On the latest installment of "the Color of Money" -- our occasional series examining banknote design from around the world -- Ruth Kirchner reports the revolution lives on the Yuan -- the Chinese currency.

Maryland to Wal-Mart: Provide healthcare!

Jan 13, 2006
Maryland just passed a bill mandating that big employers provide healthcare to workers - or pay the state. Of the four companies in Maryland that fit the bill, only Wal-Mart doesn't already offer healthcare to virtually all workers. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

Roche's technology transfer to Africa

Jan 12, 2006
Swiss drug maker Roche has launched a new technology inititative to help the world's least developed countries manufacture one of its AIDS drugs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Good 'Bucks office?

Jan 12, 2006
Today Starbucks announced it's teaming up with Lions Gate Entertainment to promote the studio's films in its coffee houses. The move adds to an already-busy entertainment atmosphere at Starbucks. As Tess Vigeland reports, it's no longer all about the coffee.

Day In The Work Life: Wedding Planner

Jan 6, 2006
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our look at how folks trade their time for money...we walk down the aisle with a wedding planner.

Carrot and Stick

Jan 6, 2006
A new year, a new you, and a new set of benefits. Employers want to lower their health care costs. And they're doing it by giving incentives to workers to change their lifestyles. Alex Cohen has the story.

The cost of sick days

Jan 6, 2006
One survey last year calculated the annual cost of sick days at more than $600 per employee. New research suggests it's probably higher. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports that the financial side-effects go beyond the obvious.
Posted In: Health

That pesky healthcare

Jan 6, 2006
President Bush is likely to include a call for new and better healthcare markets in his State of the Union address later this month. Economist and commentator Glenn Hubbard says we need them.
Posted In: Health

Happy b-day, NCAA

Jan 6, 2006
The college athletic conference hits the century mark this weekend, and as Rachel Dornhelm reports, the organization is as much about business as it is about sports.
Posted In: Sports

Cloning scandal fallout

Jan 6, 2006
Repercussions from the South Korean cloning scandal continue to reverberate. This week, Science magazine announced a rare retraction of an article authored by the researcher at the heart of the scandal. Helen Palmer looks at whether the scandal has cooled investor enthusiasm for life sciences ventures.
Posted In: Health, Science

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