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The Chinese dot-com?

Tess Vigeland | Oct 27, 2005
On Wall Street, it's known as the Chinese Google. China's largest search engine, Baidu, issued its quarterly earnings today. Profits were down from last quarter, and the stock took a dive. Tess Vigeland reports.

It's just not the same without the shouting

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 27, 2005
Veteran traders wonder how 'electronic' the New York Stock Exchange will become once it merges with Archipelago. What's it like to trade behind a computer all day? Ashley Milne-Tyte finds out.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

It's an ill-wind...

| Oct 27, 2005
...that blows nobody good. Lots of companies have been announcing big third-quarter profits. Writer/commentator Lewis Lapham reflects on how American corporations profit from bad times.

14 characters who found an author

| Oct 27, 2005
Kai Ryssdal talks to performance artist Sarah Jones about making it as an artist in New York, and her one-person show "Bridge and Tunnel," which features 14 unique New York characters.
Posted In: New York

English as a second language

Alisa Roth | Oct 27, 2005
Millions of foreign immigrants call New York City home. A miniature United Nations convenes regularly at ESL classes across the city. Alisa Roth takes a look at one.

NY as the American Dream

Alisa Roth | Oct 27, 2005
At a taxi stand at Kennedy Airport, Marketplace talks to immgrants who drive the streets of the city they once dreamed of from Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

Davis Bacon rides again

Hilary Wicai | Oct 27, 2005
The Davis Bacon prevailing wage standard was cut by President Bush following Katrina. Now it's coming back. Why the change? Hillary Wicai reports.

Is your BlackBerry in danger?

| Oct 27, 2005
A decision by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Wednesday could jeopardize sales of BlackBerries in the United States. Janet Babin reports.

Flooding and fairness

Sam Eaton | Oct 27, 2005
Today a House subcommittee takes up the issue of assessing flood standards in New Orleans and across the country. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 27, 2005
Congress wants to tighten supervision over the government's mammoth mortgage lenders. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington