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Hu's lucky number: 787

| Apr 19, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao visits a Boeing assembly plant outside Seattle today. As Jason Paur reports, Hu's tour underscores China's growing relationship with the American aircraft giant.

Freddie pays record fine

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 19, 2006
Home loan giant Freddie Mac has agreed to pay a record fine to settle charges that it made illegal campaign contributions. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Record oil prices, but no trickledown to other products -- yet

Sam Eaton | Apr 18, 2006
Oil hit another record price today - trading above $72 a barrel for the first time. Despite predictions that rising energy costs would send the economy into a tailspin, wholesale inflation numbers out today say otherwise. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy

Will American labels translate to retailer profits abroad?

John Dimsdale | Apr 18, 2006
Saks Fifth Avenue announced plans today to open shop in China. At the same time, khaki-purveyor, the Gap, announced it's planning to open 35 stores in the Middle East. John Dimsdale looks into American retailers betting big on foreign markets.

Study: Health problems persist among poor hurricane evacuees

Helen Palmer | Apr 18, 2006
A new study says that Hurricane Katrina evacuees still living in temporary government housing are suffering from high rates of chronic illnesses and mental problems. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Even your medicine isn't immune to counterfeiters

| Apr 18, 2006
As Chinese president Hu Jintao visits the US this week, Marketplace's special series on intellectual property piracy continues with a look at how counterfeit pharmaceuticals have entered the American supply chain.

Big quake, tiny bank change course of consumer lending

| Apr 18, 2006
After the 1906 earthquake, most banks sealed up their vaults fearing their money would burn. But Bank of Italy founder "A.P." Giannini carted his money down to the wharf, slapped a plank across two pickle barrels and handed out loans. Or so the legend goes. Amy Scott reports.

Saving a building worth its weight in gold

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 18, 2006
On the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake, writer Michael Castleman tells host Kai Ryssdal how workers at the city's mint averted a financial disaster for ravaged city.

Piracy has long been a dickens of a problem

Stephen Beard | Apr 18, 2006
The United States may be pointing the finger at China over piracy, but as Stephen Beard reports, the US has its own piracy skeletons in its closet.

New Orleans could learn from San Francisco quake

| Apr 18, 2006
Historian John Steele Gordon says the lessons from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 could help avoid mistakes in the rebuilding of New Orleans.

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