Dec 30, 2005

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Ma Bell's makeover

Dec 30, 2005
The venerable AT&T brand undergoes rebirth of sorts this weekend when SBC unveils a $1 billion ad campaign to hype its new adopted name. Cheryl Glaser has more.

Mexico's minimum wage

Dec 30, 2005
Mexico raises its minimum wage this weekend to $4.50 a day. But will that do anything to slow immigration to the United States? Dan Grech reports.

Working the holiday party

Dec 30, 2005
It's time to ready the champagne and noisemakers for end-of-year bashes. Producer Trey Kay catches up with the hardy few who attend these parties for work, not fun.

Japan's growth

Dec 30, 2005
Japan's Nikkei stock index closed the day, and the year, at more than 100 points above 16,000. That marks its biggest annual gain in two decades, and for the first time in 14 years, it was private investment, not government money, that pushed the economy. Asia bureau chief Jocelyn Ford has more.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC