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Palestinian strife: 'It just gets worse'

Bob Moon | Jun 15, 2007
The battles between the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas political parties in Gaza has devastated the economy of the region. We talked with Yousef Douad, professor of economics at Birzeit University, about the impacts on daily life.

Can parks preserve quality service?

| Jun 15, 2007
The National Park Service is relying increasingly on volunteers to staff its facilities. But some park service employees are complaining that the quality of service is suffering -- and so is morale. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Week on Wall Street

Bob Moon | Jun 15, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Bob Moon what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A lobbyist for president?

| Jun 15, 2007
Former U.S. senator and actor Fred Thompson is expected to join the presidential race. If he does, commentator Jeff Birnbaum says voters should keep his work experience in mind.

Text rumors prove costly in China

Scott Tong | Jun 15, 2007
The Chinese have enthusiastically embraced text messaging. However, they recently discovered its power to spread disinformation -- sometimes with economically disastrous results. Scott Tong reports.

Engaged: A taste of wine

| Jun 15, 2007
In part three of our series following engaged couple Michael Fox and Tiffany Lee-Youngren, Tess Vigeland watches the pair sample wine for their special day - and explores how far the two are willing to go on expenses.

Buzzword: 'Operation Bot Roast'

| Jun 15, 2007
How do you like your spam? The FBI prefers it extra fried.

Chuck wants to bond with investors

Janet Babin and Tess Vigeland | Jun 15, 2007
Charles Schwab is revamping its bond fees and even lowering the price for most investors. Will this make the bond-trading market more transparent? Tess Vigeland talks about the benefits of the move with Marketplace's Janet Babin.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Who says bubbles are bad?

Scott Jagow | Jun 15, 2007
When economic bubbles burst, a ripple of devastating effects inevitably follows. Investors can lose everything, tens of thousands of workers may lose their jobs. But there's usually an upside says author Daniel Gross, even in the deflating housing market.
Posted In: Books, Economy

Next up for HBO: Nothing big

| Jun 15, 2007
With the series finale of "The Sopranos" last week, HBO finds itself for the first time with no smash hit and nothing in the pipeline. But it'll be interesting to watch how they handle that huge transition, says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment


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