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This country sponsored by corporate

John Dimsdale | Oct 19, 2007
World Bank President Robert Zoellick is seeking help from private-sector companies to uplift nations out of poverty. But some critics say this could give more influence to special interests. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Working bitter to make sweet

Scott Jagow | Oct 19, 2007
Living in sub-human conditions, cane workers in the Dominican Republic labor to bring us the sugar we use in our morning coffee. Scott Jagow talks to Bill Haney, who covers their conditions in the new documentary "The Price of Sugar."
Posted In: Jobs

Volkswagen tries driving up U.S. sales

Jill Barshay | Oct 19, 2007
Even the cheapest Volkswagen model can't compete against Japanese cars in the U.S. So the auto maker is going to start revamping its design. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Auto

States crack down on mortgage market

Amy Scott | Oct 19, 2007
While Congress readies itself for a housing market bill next week, states like Massachusetts and Minnesota are passing their own measures against abusive lending practices. Amy Scott has more.
Posted In: Housing

More than a daily dose of Jon Stewart

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 18, 2007
How does a television company get around its clips being posted on YouTube? Viacom has a solution that even The Daily Show might not poke fun at. Well...
Posted In: Entertainment

Dressing for minimum impact

Sam Eaton | Oct 18, 2007
Los Angeles Fashion Week may play second fiddle to New York's extravaganza. But Tinsel Town's star-packed shows this week are breaking new ground in a fast-growing niche called eco-fashion that seeks to be environmentally friendly. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

Ready for some football, rugby style?

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 18, 2007
England and South Africa will scrum it up in the final of the Rugby World Cup this weekend. Marketplace business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in play.
Posted In: Sports

Bashing trade pacts hurts U.S. stature

| Oct 18, 2007
The leading Democratic presidential candidates are talking about what they'll do to restore America's place in the world. Commentator Dan Drezner says they should start by paying close attention to economic policy.

Hedge funds fill up on 'empty voting'

Amy Scott | Oct 18, 2007
For every share you own of a company's stock, you get one vote in company elections. So, it stands to reason that the more shares you own, the more interest you'll have in the company's financial success, right? Well, maybe not. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Iraq wants Iran, China to turn power on

| Oct 18, 2007
Many places in Iraq still get only a couple of hours of electricity a day. So the Iraqi government is turning to contractors from Iran and China for help. Not exactly what the Bush administration wanted. Dan Grech reports.