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Wal-Mart revamps charitable giving

Tess Vigeland | Mar 5, 2008
Wal-Mart, one of the biggest corporate charitable donors in the U.S., is changing the focus of its philanthropic efforts to target education, job training and health care. Tess Vigeland speaks with Margaret McKenna, president of the Wal-Mart Foundation.
Posted In: Charity, Retail

Expensive placebos work better

Jeff Tyler | Mar 5, 2008
According to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, more expensive medications relieve pain better, even when they're placebos. Jeff Tyler reports sometimes perception is reality.
Posted In: Health

Law firms cash in on bankruptcies

John Dimsdale | Mar 5, 2008
As the credit crunch continues, many businesses have to file for bankruptcy. That means that one area of business is booming: bankruptcy services firms. John Dimsdale reports on how they are staffing up.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Brazil beefs up on U.S. companies

Dan Grech | Mar 5, 2008
Brazil's JBS, the world's biggest beef producer, is looking to buy two U.S. beef companies: Smithfield Beef Group and National Beef Packing Co. The move would make the Brazilian company the largest beef producer in America. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health, Investing, Jobs

A Music Lesson

meaw | Mar 5, 2008
We walked around Old Cairo until we found a place where they were giving music lessons. The students were learning to play an instrument called an...

A very humble home in Jordan

Alisa Roth | Mar 5, 2008
Iraqi refugee Ayssir and her family abandoned their furniture and belongings in Baghdad and ended up in Amman, Jordan, one of the most expensive cities in the Middle East for housing. Alisa Roth tells more of the story (Part 3 of a series).

Middle Eastern TV goes interactive

| Mar 5, 2008
At an Egyptian cafe you'll find men sipping tea, smoking tobacco in water pipes, and watching satellite TV. The satellite dish has changed the Middle East as much as any technology. Commentator Marwan Kraidy says Arabic television has come a long way.

Egypt's educated and jobless

Amy Scott | Mar 5, 2008
Finding a job in Egypt is an uphill battle -- even for those with college degrees. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports on a generation of young people waiting for work.

Egyptian artifacts! (Made in China)

Scott Jagow | Mar 5, 2008
The Khan el-Khalili bazaar is the oldest, most famous marketplace in Cairo, where you'll see the tourism economy at work. Visitors come in droves to get souvenirs, spices, even gold. But the ancient Egyptian artifacts might just be made in . . . Well, Scott Jagow has more.

Let's Make a Deal...

meaw | Mar 4, 2008
In Cairo, negotiating is an age-old art form. And it's actually a lot of fun once you catch the spirit of it....