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Waging economic war against Iran

Stephen Beard | May 29, 2006
The White House is reported to be planning an all-out financial attack on Iran over its plans to enrich uranium. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

FDA approves sale of Merck's shingles vaccine

Hilary Wicai | May 26, 2006
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a shingles vaccine for older Americans that was developed by the drug company Merck. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

But can you gamble and chew gum at the same time?

Alisa Roth | May 26, 2006
Singapore, known for outlawing spitting and restricting chewing gum sales, has hired Las Vegas Sands Corp. to build and run what will be the world's most expensive casino. Expected cost: $3.2 billion. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Canada

Food fight in Row 20

| May 26, 2006
The airplanes are sure to be crowded on this holiday weekend. Commentator J.D. Samant says that what you bring on the plane to eat is more than just a meal, it's a status symbol.

The Week on Wall Street

| May 26, 2006
Stockbroker David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened in the markets this week, and what may lie ahead.

Selling your own flesh and blood

| May 26, 2006
<strong>Second in a series:</strong> In this second report of his two-part series on human trafficking, Scott Carrier has the story of a Cambodian family whose daughters were sold to brothels to make ends meet.
Posted In: Canada

The cost of slavery

| May 26, 2006
Kevin Bales, president of the nonprofit advocacy organization Free the Slaves talks with host Kai Ryssdal about why slavery continues to exist today.
Posted In: Canada

Straight Story: College 101

Chris Farrell | May 26, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Chris blows the whistle on the ever-expanding business devoted to saving for college. Parents, listen up.
Posted In: Savings

Day in the Work Life: Street art

| May 26, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we get tagged by a graffiti artist.

Buzzword: Euronext

| May 26, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, Euronext. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy



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