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Marketplace AM for December 16, 2005

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Olympics 1, Superbowl 0

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

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

India's IT forecast

A new report out today warns India's burgeoning IT industry of an impending labor shortage. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Northwest mechanics vote

Unionized Northwest mechanics vote today on an agreement that could end their months-long walkout. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Wall Street 'witching'

Bob Moon looks at the quarterly phenomenon called the "quadruple witching period," scheduled to end today, which whipsaws the price of many stocks.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bolivian elections

Voters in the South American country go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president. There's concern the country could go the way of US nemesis Venezuela.

Ralphs indictment

Ralphs supermarket chain has been indicted on charges that it broke several labor laws during its lockout of workers two years ago. Tess Vigeland reports.

Extreme holiday party

Tired of the same old, same old at the office holiday party? Brian Watt previews a demo party where vendors offer services like snow-filled conference rooms and a drinking aid called a "shot luge."

Easing poverty with PCs

Officials have expanded to other states a New Jersey pilot program that helps poor, single mothers find better jobs by giving them free computers and free computer training. Jeff Tyler reports.

WTO talks

Europe's trade negotiator says he's more than a little pessimistic heading into the stretch of key global trade talks in Hong Kong. Peter Mandelsohn says the problem is easy to locate -- he says it's the Americans' fault the talks are in jeopardy. Stephen Beard reports.

New rules for digital TV

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.

Green building

Environmentally friendly construction usually costs more than typical methods in the short-term... so green building advocates are taking the long view. Alex Cohen has more.