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China storing up US dollars

Jocelyn Ford | Mar 28, 2006
A Chinese government-owned newspaper says the country now has the biggest currency reserves in the world -- $850 billion and counting. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Delphi's dilemma

Bob Moon | Mar 28, 2006
Executives from General Motors and its big parts supplier Delphi will meet with leaders of the United Auto Workers. Delphi is seeking to reach an agreement with the union on deep wage and benefit cuts. Bob Moon reports.


Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 28, 2006
Despite the NYSE's recent acquisition of Archipelago electronic exchange, rival NASDAQ continues to consolidate its position as the dominant electronic trading venue. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Women and Iraqi reconstruction

| Mar 28, 2006
A delegation of Iraqi business women are in New York this week for a summit.They're sharing stories about how difficult the rebuilding effort has been for them. Judy Martin reports.
Posted In: Canada

The high price of ethanol

| Mar 28, 2006
If oil rich nations have us over a barrel, will corn farmers have us over a bushel? Curt Nickisch says higher demand for corn-based ethanol is one reason the price of gas has grown 27 cents this year.

Computer sales slow

Dan Grech | Mar 28, 2006
A new forecast predicts sales of personal computers will fall over the next couple of years. Dan Grech takes a look at how the industry is likely to respond.

Millions and millions of millionaires

Janet Babin | Mar 28, 2006
A new report says the United States has reached a record number of millionaires. About 8.9 million households have a net worth of more than $1 million -- not counting the value of their primary home. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing

Drawing lines on immigration bill

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Mar 27, 2006
The Senate debate over giving illegal immigrants guest-worker status pits the free-market wing of the Republican Party against the conservative base. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Marketplace Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Washington

Who gets blame on immigration? We do

| Mar 27, 2006
Former Immigration Service prosecutor and commentator Carl Shusterman says Washington is worried about the wrong people.

Political groups focus of lobbying bill

Amy Scott | Mar 27, 2006
One of the proposed reforms in a lobbying bill beging debated in Congress includes restrictions on so-called 527 groups -- the unregulated political groups that played an important role in the 2004 elections. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington