Marketplace AM for January 6, 2006
Big Blue has announced plans to freeze its pension program by 2008 and place all new employees on a 401(k) plan. The move could save the company $3 billion by 2010. Is this the wave of the future for pension plans? Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Alisa Roth looks at what disappointing chain-store sales in December could mean for retail in 2006.
International companies in India's high tech hub, Bangalore, are clamoring for increased security in the wake of a militant attack at a top research university. Miranda Kennedy looks at what fears of future attacks could mean for India's IT industry.
Posted In: Health, Science
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.
The big phone companies are getting closer to charging a fee to Internet content providers for delivering high quality content to your computer. From the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.
Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner looks at why preschool teachers, on average, make less money than animal trainers.
News that a top supplier of foam surfboard cores planned to close up shop touched off fears of a pending surfboard shortage. But as Jane Lindholm reports, a new manufacturer is ready to fill the void.
Beijing has suggested it's going to diversify its investments away from the US dollar and US government bonds. China is the second-largest holder of US treasuries. Is this bad news for the average American homeowner? Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.