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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

Israelis go to the polls

| Mar 27, 2006
Israelis vote tomorrow in an election seen as a referendum on acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plans to disengage from the Palestinians. Unlike in other countries, the economy isn't much of an issue. Hillary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

Nationwide strike called in France

Stephen Beard | Mar 27, 2006
Labor unions have called for a nationwide strike in France tomorrow to protest a new US-style labor law. The government claims the new law is necessary to combat the country's high rates of youth unemployment. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Life insurance for prostate-cancer survivors

Tess Vigeland | Mar 27, 2006
The Hartford insurance company has started offering policies to men over 60 with prostate cancer -- something that once would have been impossible. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Health

Leveling the playing field in the classroom?

Helen Palmer | Mar 27, 2006
Government agencies are seeking to apply Title IX, the gender-equality law that revolutionized sports for women, to academic departments. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Sports

Bottle wars

| Mar 27, 2006
Coca-Cola has cut a deal with Wal-Mart for a big roll-out of Powerade, Coke's sports drink that's gaining some ground on Pepsi's Gatorade. But independent bottlers are worried the plan cuts them out of the action. Brian Watt reports.