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Father of microcredit

Kai Ryssdal | May 25, 2006
Muhammad Yunus's blend of capitalism and social responsibility has shifted the way rural economic and social development works. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Yunus about microcredit and why it's been so successful over the last 32 years.
Posted In: Economy

Bush's foreign policy is almost all about oil

| May 25, 2006
Commentator John Judis says the Bush administration's "oil-patch unilateralism" will lead the United States in only one direction: toward war.

How, where human trafficking begins

| May 25, 2006
<strong>First in a series:</strong> The annual report on human trafficking next week will estimate between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across borders each year &mdash; and that doesn't include people sold within their own countries. Scott Carrier reports.
Posted In: Canada

Drowning in debt

Scott Jagow | May 25, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss a new report suggesting debt is a growing problem for the middle class. The Center for American Progress says debt now makes up 108% of incomes.

Beyond forecasting

Amy Scott | May 25, 2006
We always hear about analyst predictions before the release of economic data. But who are these analysts and why do their predictions matter? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

New GDP figures

| May 25, 2006
The revised GDP figures this morning should help dial down the anxiety on Wall Street. The new number: 5.3%. Now the question is, can the economy keep up this pace? Marketplace business editor Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Economy

Immigration showdown

Hilary Wicai | May 25, 2006
The Senate will likely pass its version of the immigration bill today.And that sets up a battle with the House. The two versions are so different, this could be a long, ugly fight. Hillary Wicai has a preview.
Posted In: Washington

Fox and Schwarzenegger talk trade

Dan Grech | May 25, 2006
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosts Mexico's Vicente Fox today in Sacramento and trade between the two neighbors will top the agenda. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Delphi drama

Alisa Roth | May 25, 2006
Delphi wants a bankruptcy judge to void its contracts with the United Auto Workers. The UAW is threatening to strike if that happens and GM wants more time to get this resolved before the dominoes would start falling. Alisa Roth reports.

China Mobile widens cell net

Janet Babin | May 25, 2006
China's biggest cell phone company has reportedly acquired a European telecomm giant that controls cell spectrum in much of developing world. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada

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