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Reporting on healthcare benefits

Dec 21, 2005
Earlier this year, new accounting rules required businesses to add pension obligations to their bottom lines in quarterly earnings reports. Now there's talk of adding retiree healthcare obligations as well. Cheryl Glaser looks at what impact the move could have on shareholders.
Posted In: Health

You can't always get what you want

Dec 20, 2005
Singer Michelle Shocked relates a poignant Christmas story about the dangers of getting mad when you think you're not going to get the gift you want...

When kids don't smoke

Dec 20, 2005
A new report out shows teen smoking has dropped by more than half, costing the tobacco industry billions. Helen Palmer reports from the Marketplace Health Desk.
Posted In: Health

A bad idea for Medicaid

Dec 20, 2005
Healthcare provider and commentator Stefan Kertesz argues against proposed cost-sharing plans for Medicaid patients.
Posted In: Health

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Immigration

Dec 17, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Immigration reform is spreading like wildfire. But, Chris won't fan the flames.

A Survivor's Guide to Travel

Dec 17, 2005
Don't let flight delays and weather woes derail your holiday trip. National Geographic ombudsman's Christopher Elliott tells Kai what to do when you're trapped in a travel nightmare.

Take Back Your Mailbox

Dec 17, 2005
You come home to it every day -- piles of flyers, pamphlets and solicitations stuffing your mailbox. But there are ways to junk the junk mail. David Welch reports.

Olympics 1, Superbowl 0

Dec 16, 2005
Host Scott Jagow talks to business of sports commentator Diana Nyad about the move by Visa and MasterCard to bypass ads on this season's Super Bowl in favor of the Turin Winter Olympics.
Posted In: Sports

Golden Globe nominations

Dec 16, 2005
Daily Variety editor Michael Speier tells host Lisa Napoli why blockbusters are missing from this year's Golden Globe nominations.

New rules for digital TV

Dec 16, 2005
After nearly a year of contention, the major cable and broadcast networks have brokered a deal with a coalition of children's advocacy organizations on new rules for digital TV. Hillary Wicai reports.

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