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Cash bonuses for Washington brides

| Oct 19, 2005
In the fine print of one huge spending bill this week the Senate will consider bonuses for low-income couples in Washington who get married. From the Work and Family desk, Hillary Wicai has the story.

Army Corps of Engineers projects in question

| Oct 19, 2005
Tomorrow, Congress is holding hearings on how to protect and rebuild the Gulf coast. For AmericanRadioworks and Marketplace, William Kistner reports there are real fears that mistakes of the past are set to be repeated.

Keeping up with the Joneses Inc.

| Oct 19, 2005
Companies work hard to generate profits: they invest and cut costs. And they hang around with the right crowd. Joel Podolny is the dean of the Yale School of Managment, explains to host Kai Ryssdal.

Making payments in the Gulf

| Oct 19, 2005
Mortgages, car payments, school loans: bills have been piling up along the Gulf. Marketplace commentator Robert Reich says it's going to take some creative accounting to get them paid anytime soon.
Posted In: Economy

Taking matters into their own hands

Stephen Beard | Oct 19, 2005
500,000 people were left homeless and vulnerable to the coming winter by last weekend's earthquake in Pakistan. Stephen Beard reports on relief efforts launched by well-meaning amateurs.
Posted In: Canada

IBM: still in the game

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 19, 2005
IBM, the granddaddy of the tech industry, beat Wall Street's expectations in the third quarter, bucking a disappointing tech trend. Stacey Vanek Smith looks at why.

Pacific Rim energy conference

| Oct 19, 2005
Energy officials from 21 Pacific Rim countries gather in Korea today to discuss possible solutions to surging global energy prices. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

A latter-day tax rebellion

Stephen Beard | Oct 19, 2005
Ask US officials and it's a spat over taxes. But the British side says it's about tolls. From London, Stephen Beard explains.

Bank profits: none too shabby

| Oct 19, 2005
Third quarter earnings from Wells Fargo, US Bancorp and other financial institutions have been better than expected. Cheryl Glaser looks at why the industry is doing so well.

Drilling in them thar hills?

Bob Moon | Oct 19, 2005
The Senate Energy Committee is expected to vote today on whether to open the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil drilling. Bob Moon reports.

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