Marketplace AM for October 6, 2005

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Whee for Michelle Wie

Marketplace's Business of Sports Commentator David Carter talks to host Tess Vigeland about golf phenomenon Michelle Wie's decision to go pro — at age 16.
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Food stamp cuts

The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to vote today on a proposal to cut more than half a billion dollars from the federal food stamp program. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
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GPS for parolees

The Golden State on Wednesday announced plans to track parolees using satellites. Officials say the program will save the state $1 billion a year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports
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Smokey influence

Despite setbacks, Big Tobacco continues to be a major player in Washington — the only thing that's changed is its tactics. Helen Palmer reports.
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Using a debit card to save?

Bank of America unveiled a new program Wednesday to encourage customers to save by allowing them to round up debit card purchase and place the difference in a savings account. Tess Vigeland has more.
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Chris Farrell on 401-Ks

Host Scott Jacgow talks to Chris Farrell from Marketplace Money on employees, employers, and savings.
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You don't know Jack

On commercial music radio, it seems Wolfman Jack has been replaced by just... Jack. Gideon D'Arcangelo has more.

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