Marketplace PM for December 8, 2006
Dec 8, 2006

Marketplace PM for December 8, 2006

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A Goldilocks job report

Dec 8, 2006
Not too hot, not too cold. The economy added 132,000 new jobs in November — better than analysts expected but not without some downside risk. Amy Scott reports.

The perfect worker: Tall, thin, and he drinks!

Dec 8, 2006
Cash Peters tests the findings of recent studies on what types of employees companies are looking to hire.

Heelys is on a roll

Dec 8, 2006
The maker of the sneakers with a wheel in the heel went public on Nasdaq today and Wall Street took it for a spin.
Heelys shoe

Staying open to cardiac stents

Dec 8, 2006
Do cardiac stents help keep clogged arteries open in the long run? Kai Ryssdal talks with Heather Won Tesoreiro of the Wall Street Journal about today's recommendation by an FDA panel.

Somalia turmoil spills into South Africa

Dec 8, 2006
Somali refugees who have fled the violence in their country have setled in South Afrca. They've set up shops in townships, competing with local business. And that's spurred new violence. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Doing nothing's a good thing

Dec 8, 2006
Commentator Len Burman says that while conventional wisdom considers it'll be bad if Congress fails to extend tax breaks for education, corporate R&D and other things, he thinks it's great!

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