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Mortgage Fraud

| Mar 26, 2005
This week, rates on the 30-year mortgages topped 6 percent, the highest level since last July. But an expensive mortgage isn't the only thing you need to worry about. Mortgage fraud is on the rise. Joining Kai is Bill Matthews, a mortgage expert. He has tips to avoid mortgage mischief.

Inflation Fears

| Mar 26, 2005
Inflation fears are back. Is the threat to your pocketbook real? Economist Magazine's Zanny Minton-Beddoes distinguishes fact from fear.
Posted In: Economy

Understanding Choices

Lisa Napoli | Mar 26, 2005
The Terri Schiavo right-to-die case dominated the headlines again this week. The legal wrangling has many people talking about what would happen to them if they were incapable of making their own decisions. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli looks at how to make your wishes known.

Exploring the United Nations and that Oil-for-Food program

| Mar 25, 2005
There's a new report on the UN's oil-for-food program with Iraq. It's been prepared by a UN panel investigating charges of corruption and kickbacks. That panel is headed up by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volker. The new findings have not yet been made public. That won't happen until Tuesday. But some who have seen the new report are already talking. They've been talking to reporter Yochi Dreazen of the Wall Street Journal...
Posted In: Canada

The airline industry and the incredible shrinking paycheck

| Mar 25, 2005
Today, a no-confidence vote for Delta Airlines. Standard and Poor's warned it may lower Delta's debt ratings. Earlier this week, Delta's head honcho said he thought the airline could avoid filing bankruptcy papers. Not everyone's convinced. Most worried, perhaps, are the employees. As other carriers have declared bankruptcy, workers have been forced to make huge sacrifices. Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

The week that was on Wall Street

| Mar 25, 2005
Marketplace host David Brown talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week that was on Wall Street... and what we might expect next week.
Posted In: Wall Street

Meet the diaper king of the West Bank!

| Mar 25, 2005
It might be the toughest line the new Secretary of State has taken toward Israel so far. In an interview published today, Condoleeza Rice was asked about Israel's plans to expand a west bank settlement. She told the LA Times it's at odds with American policy and should come to a full stop. The so-called road map to Middle East peace includes reciprocal steps leading up to a Palestinian state. But as a practical matter, for a new nation to take root, it'll need a sustainable economy. In coming months, we plan to track how such an economy might come together. We'll be looking at specific businesses, the people behind them, and how they're adapting to change. Correspondent Nancy Updike begins her special series today in Nablus. That's where she met a enterprising man who knows how to handle ... messy situations.
Posted In: Canada

This Easter, enjoy a chocolate with a higher calling ...

| Mar 25, 2005
Some kids may find something a little special in their Easter baskets this year. Courtesy of Russell Stover. It's a symbol of Christianity. Made of chocolate. Not one of those fish, like you might see on the back of cars. We're talking about that symbol traditionally reserved for church steeples and stained glass windows. As Marketplace's Amy Scott reports, such a confection requires some delicate marketing.

Germany's beer industry in trouble

| Mar 25, 2005
Mention Germany, and you're likely to think of beer. While Germany is still a beer-loving country, the industry there is facing tough times. Breweries are shutting their doors and selling off vats because more Germans, especially younger ones, are turning away from the national drink. Kyle James reports from Berlin.
Posted In: Canada

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