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Montreal's real-life Robin Hood

Judith Ritter | Jan 5, 2007
Four-month-old bistro Robin des Bois has already made its mark on Montreal's trendy restaurant scene — by catering to the rich and giving its profits to the poor. Judith Ritter has the story.

Off the streets, into Café Reconcile

Youth Radio | Jan 5, 2007
An innovative non-profit in New Orleans is luring kids off the streets of one of the city's worst neighborhoods — and into the restaurant business. Patrick Johnson reports.

Merkel and Bush make nice

Ethan Lindsey | Jan 5, 2007
Germans were hoping their Chancellor would ask some tough questions when she met with President Bush yesterday, but the leaders stuck to topics they could work together on. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Wal-Mart's solar secret

Sam Eaton | Jan 5, 2007
Bids are due today for what could become the largest solar energy project in history, but Wal-Mart is keeping quiet about its plans. Sam Eaton tells us why.

Democrats' small business agenda

Steve Tripoli | Jan 5, 2007
Leaders of the newly-seated, Democratic-led Congress say they want to help small businesses. Steve Tripoli takes a look at what that means.
Posted In: Washington

Low-cost airline about to go long-haul

Stephen Beard | Jan 5, 2007
Air Asia, the biggest low-cost air carrier in the East, is planning to add cheap flights between Kuala Lumpur and London, but will the model stretch? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Job Files: Rocket scientist

| Jan 5, 2007
This week Job Files takes us to meet a project manager whose job really is rocket science.

It won't be business as usual

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Jan 4, 2007
Democrats took power in Congress today. Apart from Republicans, probably nobody has been dreading the day more than business interests. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes to come.
Posted In: Washington

Congress needs a nanny

| Jan 4, 2007
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says that, despite all their promises to clean up Washington, Democrats still value power over principle too.
Posted In: Washington

Market forces bring down oil prices

Jeff Tyler | Jan 4, 2007
Oil prices have been dropping, thanks to some supply-and-demand at work. A goverment report shows U.S. petroleum inventories are fatter than expected. And winter in the Northeast has been milder than usual. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada