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Will the boycotts matter?

Alex Cohen and Tess Vigeland | May 1, 2006
Economic boycotts and street protests have been the order of the day in many cities — but will it matter? We check with our reporters in the field at protests around the country.

Bolivia takes back its gas

Scott Tong | May 1, 2006
Bolivia may be following Venezuela's lead on nationalization efforts — and in rebuffing American trade efforts. Scott Tong reports.

Progress in Iraq mixed

Hilary Wicai | May 1, 2006
A new report from finds that thousands of schools, hundreds of police stations and dozens of firehouses have been rebuilt in Iraq. That's the good news. But as is often the case in Iraq, there's some not-so-good news too. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

The search engine wars

Bob Moon | May 1, 2006
Google is complaining about Microsoft's new Web browser and its default search tool, saying the business strategy is similar to how Microsoft dealt with its Media Player technology — and that ended up in court. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Science

Alternative fuel not so new

Kai Ryssdal | May 1, 2006
With gas prices so high, host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Pulitzer Prize-winning auto critic Dan Neil about green technologies. Where has the auto industry been? And where is it going?

One Home, Two Nations

Dan Grech | May 1, 2006
In the first of a series, Marketplace Americas Correspondent Dan Grech tells a story of two friends, Francisco and Luis, born in El Salvador and now separated by the US border.

Where are Miami's masses?

Dan Grech | May 1, 2006
Across the nation, immigrants are expected to take to the streets today to rally for greater rights, but Miami's largest immigrant group will largely stay home. Dan Grech tells us why.

Businesses adapt to rally plans

Tess Vigeland | May 1, 2006
Many businesses have taken steps to lessen disruption from today's pro-immigration rallies. Tess Vigeland tells us how.

April showers bring...

| May 1, 2006
May is supposed to be a month of flowers, but most offerings at your local florist aren't shower-fed in the US. Curt Nickisch reports.

Texas boycott

Alex Cohen | May 1, 2006
While immigrant activists call for a nationwide boycott of businesses today, Alex Cohen reports a de facto boycott has already been underway for weeks in many parts of the Lone Star State.