Marketplace PM for December 22, 2005

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Striking out?

Three days into a city-wide transit strike in New York, contract negotiations resumed and workers agreed to go back on the job. But how much have they really gained? Amy Scott reports.
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The hybridization of America

If you want a hybrid car, you probably have to be willing to wait a while, and pay more money. But now Honda, and the federal government, want to help you out. Bill Poorman reports.
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The Debacle at Delphi

This week, auto parts maker Delphi said it would try to reach a compromise with the union on its bankruptcy restructuring plan. Whatever happens, the future looks bleak for the suppliers of parts to the struggling Big Three. Alisa Roth reports.
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Healthcare at auction

Turns out you can buy everything on eBay - including pacemakers and other medical devices. But as Kai Ryssdal discovers from Washington Post reporter Alec Klein, not everything on eBay is safe for hospital patients.
Posted In: Health
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You're a mean one, Mr. Greenspan...

Kai warned his kids the other night that Santa might not come if they didn't settle down. This is what economists call a 'non-credible threat.' Economist Tim Harford says parents and governments both need to get tough.
Posted In: Economy
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Rebels without a Claus

Rico Gagliano attended SantaCon last weekend, and got to know a group of drunken revellers who are determined to revive the grand tradition of holiday hooliganism.

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