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Tough times in Michigan

Ford will release a major restructuring plan on January 23rd. It's expected to include major plant closings and layoffs. It's a safe bet the areas around those plants will also feel the pinch. We sent Alisa Roth to Lansing, Michigan, where ongoing layoffs by GM are already hurting the local economy.
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Homeland Security budgeting

Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff announced a new plan for distributing anti-terror funds to American cities. Only certain cities will be eligible for funds, and they'll have to detail how they plan to spend it. Alisa Roth reports.
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Viacom split

Viacom Corporation breaks into two separate entities today. Alisa Roth has the details.
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New York's transit agreement

Transit workers and New York's MTA have reached agreement on a new contract, but does it lay the groundwork for better labor relations in the future, or set the stage for more trouble ahead? Alisa Roth has more.
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Nielsen and DVR habits

The nation's tracker of American TV watching habits today gets its first round of data on viewing trends in households with digital video recording devices. Alisa Roth reports.
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Resurrecting Hilfiger

A private investment firm has agreed to buy the Tommy Hilfiger clothing company for $1.6 billion. Marketplace's Alisa Roth has more on what it may take to rehabilitate an ailing brand.
Posted In: Wall Street
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The Debacle at Delphi

This week, auto parts maker Delphi said it would try to reach a compromise with the union on its bankruptcy restructuring plan. Whatever happens, the future looks bleak for the suppliers of parts to the struggling Big Three. Alisa Roth reports.
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Transit strike's silver lining?

When mass transit workers go on strike, conventional wisdom says taxis and livery cabs make a mint. But Alisa Roth finds -- that's just not so in New York.
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Sic transit gloria New York

New York transit workers walked off the job today, stranding 7 million bus and subway riders. Officials said the walkout could cost as much as $1.6 billion if it lasts a week. What will it cost residents? Alisa Roth reports.
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The busy Post Office

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.

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