Marketplace PM for December 8, 2005
Posted In: Health, Science
If we were more wired, we could save billions of healthcare dollars, says a report released today. It looks specifically at how the bill for seniors and the disabled could be slashed if speedy broadband access were more widespread. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
How DOES Santa get that beautiful hair and beard? Is it real? Is it expensive? Only Santa's hairdresser knows for sure. Philip Graitcer from Georgia Public Broadcasting visited one local beauty shop to find out.
The House is set to pass another round of tax cuts today, but spending cuts will only make up half of the budget shortfall. Kai Ryssdal spoke to Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about the cuts.
A bidding war has broken out for Dunkin' Donuts. A number of wealthy private equity firms want to take the doughnut chain private. Janet Babin finds out why the money's in doughnuts these days. Mmmm, doughnuts...
Saturday marks International Human Rights Day with a special focus this year on workers' rights. The AFL-CIO is using the event to launch the biggest drive in 15 years to organize in the workplace. Gretchen Cook reports.