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Lobby reform losing teeth by the day

Scott Tong | May 3, 2006
The House of Representatives is considering lobbying reforms today, but compared to what some critics are calling for, the House bill seems rather...lenient. Scott Tong tells us what was left out of the legislation.
Posted In: Washington

Three rolls of forever stamps please

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 3, 2006
The US Postal Service wants to raise the price of first-class stamps to 42 cents. But this time you might be able to hedge the rising cost of postage by purchasing "forever stamps." Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Lawyers, lobbyists wage search engine wars

| May 3, 2006
Microsoft is trying to get ahead in the search engine business by leaving Google out of its new browser. Commentator Robert Reich says Google's fighting back, but not necessarily fighting fair.
Posted In: Science

Unlikely allies in immigration fight

Jeff Tyler | May 3, 2006
The Minutemen vigilante group thinks it has found an ally in its anti-immigration campaign — the African-American community. Jeff Tyler looks at how this odd couple of politics is fighting back.

MasterCard IPO

Tess Vigeland | May 3, 2006
MasterCard today set an estimated price for its IPO, expecting to raise almost $3 billion. That would make it the largest stock offering in US history. So what will MasterCard do with all that cash? Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

We get letters...

Kai Ryssdal | May 3, 2006
The mailbag is always open, and always full, here at Marketplace. Host Kai Ryssdal hears what our listeners have to say.

A creative prostitution solution

| May 3, 2006
John Laurenson reports on how Germany is offering an interesting career change for its prostitutes — and how the country is dealing with an expected demand for prostitution during the upcoming World Cup.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Bird flu threatens Africa's chicken economy

| May 3, 2006
While avian flu is still a big "if" here, other parts of the world are already battling outbreaks in their bird populations. In Africa, chickens are not only food, but an insurance policy against hard times. Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

How's your Mandarin?

| May 3, 2006
Hotel chains are pouring millions into new construction in China. But commentator Rudy Maxa says much of the investment seems to run counter to that nation's official Communist philosophy.
Posted In: Canada

Sorry kids, soda is out

Dan Grech | May 3, 2006
Diet soda, water and low-fat milk are in. Anti-obesity advocates and the soft drink giants have a big announcement today: They're yanking most soda-pop from this country's public schools. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health