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Tyco goes micro

Alisa Roth | Jan 9, 2006
Shares of Tyco International surged 4% this morning after a Wall Street Journal report said the group may be broken up. Why are investors so excited about the news? Alisa Roth reports.

Striking back

| Jan 9, 2006
Haiti's Chamber of Commerce called for a strike today to protest the inability of UN peackeepers there to stop the wave of kidnappings that have hit Haiti's middle and upper classes. Reed Lindsey reports from Port-au-Prince.
Posted In: Canada

Sooner or later it adds up to real money

| Jan 9, 2006
Economist Joseph Stiglitz estimates that the Iraq war could cost the US between $1-2 TRILLION. Stiglitz and co-author Linda Bilmes considered factors including recruiting costs, damaged military equipment, and healthcare.

Bedore predicts for 2006...

| Jan 9, 2006
The year's only a week old, but prognosticators are already figuring out what lies ahead in 2006. At least one market analyst's betting the Dow will hit 13,000. But comedian/commentator Tim Bedore thinks most economic predictions tend to be wrong. He's got a few of his own...
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A better world through books?

Bill Poorman | Jan 9, 2006
Any college student will tell you that textbooks are expensive. But one start-up has a novel approach: It donates its profits to charity. From the Marketplace Entrepreneurship Desk, Bill Poorman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Where fashion meets modesty

| Jan 9, 2006
The Koran enjoins Muslims to always dress modestly... but that doesn't have to mean plainly. As Nancy Farghalli reports, retailers are starting to get the message and respond to a new niche market.

"One Billion Customers"

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 9, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with former Wall Street Journal reporter James McGregor about his book "One Billion Customers." They discuss China's economic transition and how the country's explosive growth is affecting the world.

Meet the Gao Family: Part I

Scott Tong | Jan 9, 2006
Families in China today grapple with the same issues we have stateside: Balancing work and family, not spoiling the kids, and saving for a comfortable retirement. These are just some things the new generation of Chinese families is facing. Scott Tong talks to one such family. (This is the first installment of a 5-part series running all this week.)

All in a day's work...

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 8, 2006
So the truth of the matter is I’m not sleeping very well. Seems like every morning I wake up at 3 or 3:15, toss and turn for a couple of hours,...
Posted In: China

Am I being watched?

Brett Neely | Jan 7, 2006
It's my first visit to China. And I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Would we have government minders buzzing around us at all times? Would the...
Posted In: China