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The busy Post Office

Dec 19, 2005
The US Postal Service is expecting to have its busiest day of the year today. Alisa Roth looks at just how busy, and how much money the Post Office is expecting to take in.

Coffee for one

Dec 19, 2005
Hoping to recapture some of the market they lost to specialty coffee retailers, grocery store coffee brands are tailoring their offerings to single-serving consumption, a la Starbucks. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

Market overview

Dec 19, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan breaks down the stock market's five-year high with host Scott Jagow.

WTO wrap-up

Dec 19, 2005
Jocelyn Ford reports on what, if anything, came out of the WTO talks in Hong Kong.

Bolivian elections

Dec 16, 2005
Voters in the South American country go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president. There's concern the country could go the way of US nemesis Venezuela.

Extreme holiday party

Dec 16, 2005
Tired of the same old, same old at the office holiday party? Brian Watt previews a demo party where vendors offer services like snow-filled conference rooms and a drinking aid called a "shot luge."

Ralphs indictment

Dec 16, 2005
Ralphs supermarket chain has been indicted on charges that it broke several labor laws during its lockout of workers two years ago. Tess Vigeland reports.

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Green building

Dec 16, 2005
Environmentally friendly construction usually costs more than typical methods in the short-term... so green building advocates are taking the long view. Alex Cohen has more.

A new go at $1 coins

Dec 15, 2005
The mint is planning to unveil a new dollar coin that will variously depict the likenesses of all deceased US presidents. In light of the tepid response to the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollar coins, why does the mint think Americans will warm to this new currency? Tess Vigeland has more.

Global higher ed

Dec 15, 2005
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that the growth of higher education in the developing world could have consequences for US competitiveness.