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Congress makes last-minute push

John Dimsdale | Jul 28, 2006
Before they take their summer break, Washington lawmakers are trying to pass a number of measures that so far have stalled this year. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about Congress' deadline pressure.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Wal-Mart says <i>auf wiedersehen</i>

Lisa Napoli | Jul 28, 2006
The world's largest retailer is going to close all of its stores in Germany and take about a $1 billion loss. Lisa Napoli reports that Wal-Mart failed to understand the German consumer.
Posted In: Canada

Unusual trading activity uncovered

| Jul 28, 2006
The Wall Street Journal says it's found evidence of potential insider trading shortly before several recent big buyout announcements, including at hospital chain HCA. Kai Ryssdal talks to Journal reporter Dennis Berman.
Posted In: Health

GDP needs an overhaul

| Jul 28, 2006
Is the Gross Domestic Product a good measure of the nation's economic health? Commentator Hazel Henderson says it misses a few things.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Week on Wall Street

| Jul 28, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Wall Street

Putting the squeeze on middle managers

Scott Tong | Jul 28, 2006
A huge legal fight is underway to define employees whose positions are between the managers and the worker bees. Scott Tong reports that the government is expected to give management a huge victory.
Posted In: Washington

Counting down Top of the Pops' run

Stephen Beard | Jul 28, 2006
After nearly 42 years on the air, Top of the Pops counts down its last Top 40 on BBC television this weekend. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Making it through the donut hole

| Jul 28, 2006
The new prescription drug benefit can reduce health care costs for seniors. But the plan has a hole that isn't so sweet. Helen Palmer reports.

NFL draft holdouts

Scott Jagow | Jul 28, 2006
How can NFL training camp holdouts hurt a team's bottom line? Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad talks with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Sports

Summer's hottest date movie

| Jul 28, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier talk about the unexpected crossover appeal and staying power of "The Devil Wears Prada."

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