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Online betting ban considered

| Apr 5, 2006
Congress is considering legislation that would outlaw the placing of bets online. But professional gamblers have a different idea in mind. Bente Birkeland reports.
Posted In: Washington

DeLay feeling the heat?

John Dimsdale | Apr 4, 2006
Tom DeLay says he's retiring from Congress to make sure the GOP holds onto his Texas seat this fall. But DeLay also goes on trial for money laundering back home later this year. Since his indictment, two former aides and a major contributor to his campaigns have pleaded guilty to other crimes. As John Dimsdale reports, DeLay was probably feeling the heat.

DeLay and the K Street Project

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 4, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with Jeff Birnbaum of the Washington Post about Rep. Tom DeLay's role in the K Street Project.

Wal-Mart gives back?

Alisa Roth | Apr 4, 2006
Wal-Mart has announced it will open more than 50 stores in "distressed" areas and help small businesses in those areas to succeed. It's part of an image overhaul for the company, which has faced increasing criticism for its business practices. Alisa Roth reports.

The Accidental President...

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 4, 2006
Kai talks with Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, about his new book, "The Accidental President of Brazil." Cardoso's memoir recounts his success at stopping inflation in Brazil during his time in office.

We get letters...

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 4, 2006
Kai digs around in the Marketplace mailbag to find out what's on listeners' minds. Everything from immigration reform to coffee cups to Latin, as it happens...
Posted In: Economy

Electronic license plates

Stephen Beard | Apr 4, 2006
The Brits have come up with an electronic surveillance system that makes it easy to track a car... and send its driver a bill. It's getting a lot of attention, and it probably won't be long before it shows up over here. From Birmingham, England, Stephen Beard reports.

Vendor on the Roof

| Apr 4, 2006
Billboards are nothing new. But as Ian Gray reports, a Cape Cod roofer wants to take outdoor advertising to new heights in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

Google, Yahoo act like stock exchanges

| Apr 4, 2006
Commentator Andreas Kluth says Internet companies like Google and Yahoo are starting to act like a stock exchange for Web content.

Tech goes Hollywood

| Apr 4, 2006
Dennis Nishi reports on the culture clash between Silicon Valley and Tinseltown as tech companies move to the Los Angeles area.