Marketplace AM for May 13, 2005

Episode Description 

The Job Files: Ghost Writer

It's time for another segment of The Job Files. This week, we meet Eric Shapiro, ghost writer. Amy Scott produced this edition of the Job Files.

Two rooms

For parents of young kids, running a business from your own home has a lot of benefits. But it also has its downside. From the Work and Family Desk, reporter Kate Hinds has the story of a unique non-profit that gives parents a quiet place to work while keeping the kiddies close by.

Peace, love and PCs

The personal computer as we know it has quite a revolutionary history. John Markoff, author of "What the Dormouse Said" joins host Lisa Napoli to explain how the PC got its roots in the counterculture of the 1960s.

Starbucks & libraries

It's worked for bookstores. Now, some libraries are luring readers with coffee. From Chicago, Borzou Daragahi reports.

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