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Can you do the Cannes-Cannes?

| May 6, 2005
Film fans rejoice this weekend -- the annual Cannes film festival will open once more. Variety's Michael Speier joins host Lisa Napoli to explain why the decades-old event is also an important one for the film industry.

DeLay fund controversy

| May 5, 2005
Three major companies... American Airlines, Nissan North America, and Verizon... say they won't make any more contributions to a legal fund for Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But wait a minute. The three companies haven't donated to the Texas Republican's legal defense fund for years. So what's the big deal? Marketplace's Hillary Wicai explains:

Holocaust fund

| May 5, 2005
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ceremonies are taking place around the world to pay tribute to the millions of people killed by the Nazis. One of those events was held at Israel's Yaad Vashem holocaust museum, which recently re-opened after a $40 million dollar renovation. At the same time, death camp survivors in Israel are finding their financial safety net is getting a little threadbare. Nancy Updike looks at how things got so bad:
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War spending

| May 5, 2005
The House of Representatives approved an $82 billion dollar "emergency" spending bill today. Most of the money's targeted for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. But as Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports, some of the non-military items in the bill were stirring things up during today's debate on the House floor.

Budget spending

| May 5, 2005
Commentator Stan Collander says that Congress has been busy working magic on deficit numbers to make them look better than they are.

Trailer voice-overs

| May 5, 2005
Tonight in LA there's a big shindig being held at the Kodak Theater. It's a sort of Oscars of the movie marketing industry. And the people who make movie trailers will be competing in drama, comedy, and action categories. But almost every one of those movie ads will have something in common... the deep sonorous tones of a male voice. We asked the velvet-voiced Ashley Milne-Tyte to find out why:

Long bonds

| May 5, 2005
We may soon see the return of the 30-year bond. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell about how it could affect interest rates... and home mortgages.

Look what the movie trailed in

| May 5, 2005
A less-recognized part of the film industry is about to get its moment in the spotlight. Tonight, the Key Arts Awards honor the folks who make those splashy movie ads that run before the movies. As Marketplace's Cheryl Glaser tells us, they can play a critical role in a film's success.

Kentucky Derby - Xtreme??

| May 5, 2005
Fans of horseracing jockey for the remote control this weekend to watch one of the sport's most timeless events: The Kentucky Derby. Host Lisa Napoli talks to Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator David Carter to see how horseracing is faring in the age of NASCAR mania and "extreme" sports.

World's biggest ports

| May 4, 2005
Can you name the top three ports in the world? Here's a hint: They're ALL in Asia. The Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex dropped to number four. That from a new study, which finds volume is growing on both sides of the Pacific, too. But as Rachael Myrow reports, all that trade brings unintended consequences.
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