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The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 14, 2006
Kai talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The immigrant day laborer market

Alisa Roth | Apr 14, 2006
One of the hot-button issues within the illegal immigration debate is day laborers. There are some 120,000 of them nationwide, and it's a male-dominated job market. Researchers say only two of the formal and informal job sites include women. Alisa Roth reports.

The financial upside of church attendance

| Apr 14, 2006
Easter is this Sunday. Churches will be full of congregants celebrating the holiday and reflecting on their faith. On this Good Friday, economist and commentator Susan Lee says that piety is a marker for prosperity as well as spirituality.
Posted In: Economy

The Holy Land in a bottle

Hilary Krieger | Apr 14, 2006
The faithful who can't make it to the Holy Land themselves can show their devotion at home with a new line of products that brings the Holy Land to them. Hilary Krieger reports.

Experience Music Project hasn't caught on

| Apr 14, 2006
Amy Radil reports on efforts to jump-start a struggling museum in Seattle that's been a vanity project of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Lords for sale

| Apr 14, 2006
In a scandal rocking the British government and Prime Minister Tony Blair, investigators claim that wealthy donors have been awarded seats in the House of Lords. Today, police arrested a former government advisor. Stephen Beard reports.

Will Tivo now pause or fast-forward?

Alisa Roth | Apr 14, 2006
TiVo won a huge patent lawsuit Thursday against Echostar, the owner of the Dish Network. A federal jury said Echostar stole Tivo's technology for pausing and rewinding live TV. TiVo gets $74 million, but that might be all it gets. Alisa Roth reports.

WTO slaps US over softwood dispute

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 14, 2006
The World Trade Organization has called on the United State to return billions of dollars in tariffs imposed on Canadian softwood lumber. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Low-cost malaria treatment

Helen Palmer | Apr 14, 2006
Malaria is one of the developing world's deadliest diseases, but Helen Palmer reports on a new partnership between the private and non-profit sectors to develop a low-cost treatment.
Posted In: Health

Plastic China

Jocelyn Ford | Apr 14, 2006
Credit cards are gaining popularity in China, and so is credit card fraud. In response, regulators are calling on banks to clamp down on customers they issue the cards to. Jocelyn Ford reports.