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ECB considers rate raise

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jul 1, 2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is in Europe this week, where the European Central Bank will decide whether to raise rates on Thursday. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard about how raised rates might affect the Fed.
Posted In: Economy

Niche markets for bigger sales

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jul 1, 2008
Some retailers looking for an edge are starting to focus special products for niche markets. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more on exclusive lines, signature celebrity products and products geared towards yogis.
Posted In: Retail

Scooters pick up speed in the city

| Jul 1, 2008
Many inner-city commuters are moving to scooters as a cost-effective alternative to big gas guzzlers. Andrea Mustain reports from New York City, where sales of scooters are up dramatically over the past year.
Posted In: Travel

Cell phone ear pieces a must for drivers

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 1, 2008
Cell phone while driving bans go into effect today in California and Washington state, and companies that manufacture cell phone ear pieces are thriving. Stacey Vanek-Smith tells us about her initial resistance to the technology.
Posted In: Travel

Oil makes U.S. military shift priorities

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 1, 2008
The U.S. military is a big customer for oil companies, and the price hike per barrel means a much higher bill this year. Jeremy Hobson reports how fuel could factor in and change the budget.
Posted In: Oil

Not your average home improvements

Ben Gilbert | Jun 30, 2008
In dangerous areas like Beirut, residents hope for the best, but transform their homes into fortresses in preparation for the worst. Ben Gilbert reports.

Iraq to announce U.S. oil contracts

Bob Moon | Jun 30, 2008
The bidding is on for access to Iraq's oil fields and U.S. companies seem likely to profit. Host Bob Moon talks with the Brookings Institute's Mike O'Hanlon about the impact the contracts will have.

A bit of rate relief for students

Tess Vigeland | Jun 30, 2008
Students borrowing money from the federal government will soon be able to slash their interest rates. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Tess Vigeland how to take advantage of the rate change.
Posted In: Education

Let young workers make a difference

| Jun 30, 2008
A new generation is hitting the workforce -- and steering clear of jobs in the federal government. But don't blame them, says commentator Paul Light; blame the bureaucracy.

Ruling threatens resales on eBay

Jill Barshay | Jun 30, 2008
A French court ordered eBay to pay millions for allowing knock-offs on its site, a decision that could have an impact on the auctioneer's business worldwide. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Science