Marketplace AM for December 19, 2005
A new study out today dispels the notion that money buys happiness. As it turns out, it's apparently the other way around.
Hoping to recapture some of the market they lost to specialty coffee retailers, grocery store coffee brands are tailoring their offerings to single-serving consumption, a la Starbucks. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
LED lights, which operate on a semiconductor chip rather than filmament, cost more than traditional lights, but last longer. More holiday decorators are opting for longevity over short-term savings, as Alex Cohen reports.
This week the European Union resumed their talks with Iran over the country's nuclear program. As Stephen Beard reports from London, there are signs that the EU is adopting a tougher line towards Tehran.
This morning brings news of yet another big merger in the electricity providing business. This one involves major players along the Atlantic coast. Scott Tong reports.
Host Lisa Napoli talks Kay Wright, the woman who chooses just the right herbs for Celestial Seasonings teas.
Forget going to the mall to see Santa. Now jolly ol' St. Nick will come to your kids... via the telephone. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
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.
CNBC's influential "Squawk Box" financial show gets a makeover starting today. Janet Babin looks at what fans of the show, such as Warren Buffet and Viacom's Sumner Redstone, can expect.