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When it's no longer Wrigley Field

Lisa Napoli | Mar 14, 2008
Seventy-two percent of Chicago Cubs season ticket holders said they would boycott games if Wrigley Field changed its name. Lisa Napoli talks to sports commentator Diana Nyad about the potential side effects of corporate sponsorship.
Posted In: Sports

Unlucky Thirteen

meaw | Mar 14, 2008
We took a few hours off to go to the beach today. Jumeirah Beach Park costs just 5 dirhams to get in (less than $1.50), and it's beautiful. The...

Modernity and Islam go together

| Mar 13, 2008
When you see a woman in Dubai covered in black from top to bottom, including her face, but sporting hot-pink stilletto heels, you might assume some kind of disconnect between Islam and the present day. Commentator Samer Shehata says that's not the case at all.

TGIT! Head to the beach

| Mar 13, 2008
Thursday night is the start of the weekend in Dubai, so Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace crew checked out the scene at Jumeirah Beach Park.

With Harvard, it'll be Healthcare City

Sean Cole | Mar 13, 2008
Dubai's Healthcare City is shelling out half a billion dollars to build Harvard Medical School Dubai. Sean Cole grew up hanging around Harvard Square, so we figured he was the guy for this one.

New paper hopes to be read all over

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 13, 2008
Abu Dhabi is about to launch an English-language newspaper that it plans to make into the Gulf's paper of record. Kai Ryssdal talked with its Deputy Editor Hassan Fattah, formerly of The New York Times.

Emirates Airlines enjoys more thrust

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 13, 2008
On his trip to Dubai, Kai Ryssdal flew on Emirates Airlines, one of the top 10 airlines in the world measured by passengers carried and miles flown. But it's not operated like other airlines. Here's his report.

Could olive oil get peace moving?

Sam Eaton | Mar 13, 2008
Can economic cooperation with olive growers aid efforts at peaceful co-existence between Palestinians and Israelis? Sam Eaton reports.

Carlyle fund at end of the road

Stephen Beard | Mar 13, 2008
The troubled mortgage bond fund of the Carlyle Group is near collapse. As Stephen Beard reports, it may be sign the Fed's plan to stabilize the credit markets isn't working.
Posted In: Wall Street

We just have to ride it out

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Mar 13, 2008
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is in Washington today to discuss his plan for avoiding another credit crunch. But Nancy Marshall Genzer reports the crisis is likely to last over the next couple of months.
Posted In: Economy