A new ruling says employers can shift health care to Medicare once workers become eligible for benefits at age 65. Some businesses like the idea, but the AARP calls it age discrimination. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
After 25 years, several billion dollars and many mistakes, Boston's massive underground highway construction project known as the "Big Dig" will be finished New Year's Eve. Monica Brady-Myerov reports on the lessons learned.
With the middle class strapped for cash, Americans have turned to home equity -- and the well is running dry. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli talks to host Doug Krizner about a long-term pay-off for a short-term solution.
The housing slump and weak dollar may be hurting much of the U.S., but the economy in Seattle is doing surprisingly fine. Phyllis Fletcher reports what may seem bad for everyone else can be good for Washington state.
What was supposed to be the year of comprehensive immigration reform became the year of cracking down on illegal immigrants. Host Lisa Napoli takes a year-end look at illegal immigration with reporter Dan Grech.
The Japanese prime minister's visit to China will focus on improving the countries' relations, but the issue of the water boundary between the two countries might make things hairy. Scott Tong reports.
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