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MasterCard IPO

Tess Vigeland | May 3, 2006
MasterCard today set an estimated price for its IPO, expecting to raise almost $3 billion. That would make it the largest stock offering in US history. So what will MasterCard do with all that cash? Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

We get letters...

Kai Ryssdal | May 3, 2006
The mailbag is always open, and always full, here at Marketplace. Host Kai Ryssdal hears what our listeners have to say.

A creative prostitution solution

| May 3, 2006
John Laurenson reports on how Germany is offering an interesting career change for its prostitutes — and how the country is dealing with an expected demand for prostitution during the upcoming World Cup.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Bird flu threatens Africa's chicken economy

| May 3, 2006
While avian flu is still a big "if" here, other parts of the world are already battling outbreaks in their bird populations. In Africa, chickens are not only food, but an insurance policy against hard times. Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

How's your Mandarin?

| May 3, 2006
Hotel chains are pouring millions into new construction in China. But commentator Rudy Maxa says much of the investment seems to run counter to that nation's official Communist philosophy.
Posted In: Canada

Sorry kids, soda is out

Dan Grech | May 3, 2006
Diet soda, water and low-fat milk are in. Anti-obesity advocates and the soft drink giants have a big announcement today: They're yanking most soda-pop from this country's public schools. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

Bolivian dilemma

Dan Grech | May 3, 2006
The initial shock of Bolivia's move to nationalize its natural gas reserves has passed. But as Dan Grech reports, the real work is just beginning for foreign energy companies trying to figure out a response.
Posted In: Canada

Intel primes the pump

Rachel Dornhelm | May 3, 2006
Looking to seed demand from future computer users in the developing world, Intel announced Tuesday it plans to spend $1 billion over five years to teach computer skills to children in emerging economies. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Dylan and XM

Lisa Napoli | May 3, 2006
Bob Dylan becomes the latest big name today to get a show on satellite radio, but are the celebrity DJs worth it? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Burger King IPO

Tess Vigeland | May 3, 2006
The fast-food chain makes preparation for its upcoming IPO, hoping to generate a market capitalization of more than $2 billion. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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