Marketplace PM for December 30, 2004

Episode Description 

True colors?

Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says the President is pushing the agenda he is, because it adds to the coffers of the Republican Party.

Germany's population challenge - behind bars

The average age of prisoners in Germany is increasing. From Germany, Kyle James looks at how the demographic trend could affect the country's population.

Trading Places: TV and the Internet

Researchers have found that for the first time ever, hours of Internet use surpassed TV viewing for the average American. Marketplace's Helen Palmer looks at whether that's a good thing.

A cure for blood shortages?

A new medical idea is poised to help with chronic blood shortages around the country. Sandy Hausman reports on the future of polyheme.

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