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Deluxe airplane in the sky

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 18, 2005
Starting today, a new airline will offer passengers all-business-class service between New York and London. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports on Eos Airlines.

Help wanted: a few good priests

Alisa Roth | Oct 18, 2005
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new recruiting drive to help fill the declining ranks of Catholic priests. Alisa Roth looks at the earthly challenges of marketing the job.

Any hope for New Orleans small business?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 18, 2005
More than 20 percent of business getting loans from SBA in the wake of Sept. 11 defaulted, according to a report out this week. The standard default rate is 5 percent. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Whoa, what's happening with GM?

| Oct 17, 2005
General Motors reported a third quarter loss of $1.6 billion today, and it's selling off part of its most profitable division. Investors seemed to think that's OK. Bill Poorman from Michigan Radio has the story.

Blackberry e-mails for your Treo

Tess Vigeland | Oct 17, 2005
Today Palm Pilot and Blackberry made nice. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has more on the new cooperation between two longtime high tech rivals.

A generic Tamiflu

Helen Palmer | Oct 17, 2005
A maker of generic drugs based in Mumbai plans to manufacture the Roche anti-viral Tamiflu — even though it's under patent protection for another 11 years. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
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Art for art's sake?

| Oct 17, 2005
Tomorrow the finalists for the Turner Prize will have their work shown at the Tate Museum in London. How do we put a value on art? Dutch journalist Olav Velthius says there's actually a method to the art market.

All dressed up with no place to go

| Oct 17, 2005
Mattel reported third quarter profits this morning: earnings dropped 12 percent. The world's largest toymaker is doing the best it can with its 40 year old Barbie. And Sandra Tsing Loh says Barbie is actually getting brainy.

Making Katrina ends meet

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Oct 17, 2005
Lawmakers were back in Washington today with plenty to do. On the agenda? Cutting spending to deal with costs in Iraq and on the Gulf Coast. Marketplace's Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks to Kai Ryssdal.

Picking the best workers

| Oct 17, 2005
Two cabinet secretaries will be testifying tomorrow as the Senate Judiciary Committee looks into immigration reform. From San Diego, Rachel Dornhelm reports on immigrant worker issues.