Marketplace PM for January 6, 2006

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Unemployment's down, huzzah!

December's unemployment numbers dropped a tenth of a percent, and that's good news for the Bush Administration. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Economy

Wait. How strong is that economy again?

Tess Vigeland talks with Standard and Poor economist David Wyss about last month's unemployment numbers. The Bush administration is touting the strength of the economy, but Wyss says that the numbers don't tell the whole truth.
Posted In: Economy

Pre-marketing a non-existent vaccine

Glaxo Smith Kline asked European healthcare regulators to okay a plan to market a vaccine that could stop the spread of bird flu. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports that the vaccine is still in development.
Posted In: Health

The cost of sick days

One survey last year calculated the annual cost of sick days at more than $600 per employee. New research suggests it's probably higher. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports that the financial side-effects go beyond the obvious.
Posted In: Health

David Johnson checks in

Stockbroker David Johnson talks with Marketplace host Tess Vigeland about this week's ups and downs on the stock market. He's feeling more chipper than last week.
Posted In: Wall Street

Leaving Chad hanging

Today World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz put the stop on loans to Chad, saying that the African country changed an oil law and broke an agreement with the Bank. Jeff Tyler explains the details.
Posted In: Canada

That pesky healthcare

President Bush is likely to include a call for new and better healthcare markets in his State of the Union address later this month. Economist and commentator Glenn Hubbard says we need them.
Posted In: Health

Etiquette classes

People who are savvy in the boardroom but a little more rusty with manners are turning to business etiquette classes to brush up. Well-mannered reporter Judith Ritter sat in on a Palm Beach class.

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