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Marketplace AM for May 13, 2005

Episode Description 

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.

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.