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Debating a home for the New York Jets

| Mar 17, 2005
Away from the baseball hearings on Capitol Hill, a battle is brewing over football in New York. Business of Sports Analyst Ed Derse talks to David Brown about a fight between Cablevision and the New York Jets over the new West Side Stadium.
Posted In: Wall Street

Stigma and AIDS, for Africa's women

| Mar 17, 2005
Annie Lennox and the surviving members of Queen are among the names on the all-star lineup. It's a concert this Saturday in South Africa. Sponsored by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The object is to raise money for the many women struggling with AIDS. On the African continent, women suffer the brunt of the pandemic. But getting women to ask for treatment is difficult. Stigma is still a huge issue. From Botswana, Gretchen Wilson reports on how they've turned a challenge...into a competition.
Posted In: Canada

The money-making scheme of Charles Ponzi

| Mar 17, 2005
Double your money in ninety days. Sounds great, doesn't it? It's one of the oldest tricks in the book. Or at least, one version of that trick can be traced back to 1920. It's called the Ponzi scheme - and it got its name from an eager and desperately poor Italian immigrant. Mitchell Zuckoff has just written a book about him...
Posted In: Wall Street

Bull or bear: Which way will the 2005 stock market go?

| Mar 17, 2005
Will a bull market or a bear market prevail in 2005? Marketplace's money guru Chris Farrell tells host Kai Ryssdal right now there are some strong arguments on both sides.
Posted In: Wall Street

Depression - When CEO's get the blues

| Mar 17, 2005
A study out this week states that one in three American workers are chronically overworked - that's about 44 million people. About 9 million of those people experience depression as a result. Since CEO's know a thing or two about stress and being overworked... we wondered if they aren't likely to also know more than they may let on about depression. From Marketplace's Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports even CEOs get the blues.
Posted In: Wall Street

Special Report: Reinventing retirement

| Mar 16, 2005
Investing in bonds used to be considered a solid retirement strategy. Not so simple anymore. Then again, neither is the definition of 'retirement'... We've been warned about a wave of retirees, as the boomers leave the workforce. And there've been all sorts of predictions about how this might play out. Perhaps it's time to go beyond mere predictions. Reporter Jo Giese sensed the reinvention of retirement is already underway. So she took her gear and travelled to a state where there's been a sudden influx of retirees. A place where you probably won't have much use for shuffleboard sticks.

Will the expanding housing bubble burst?

| Mar 16, 2005
Housing construction is at a 21 year high. That news from the Commerce Department today. Interest rates are on the rise... but people keep buying houses. And what's more, prices keep going up. But hard to say why. Back in 1996, Alan Greenspan warned of Irrational Exuberance. He was talking about Wall Street. We know what happened there. Yale economist Robert Schiller recently updated his book on Irrational Exuberance. And he wondered if you could apply Greenspan's memorable warning to what's happening today with housing ...
Posted In: Wall Street

Brazil pushes genetically modified seeds for farmers

| Mar 16, 2005
In the next couple of weeks Brazil is expected to do something few thought it ever would. Its expected to give the ok to genetically modified seeds. This means Brazilian farmers would spend less on pesticides... grow more crops per acre... and perhaps be a more formidable competitor to American farmers. So why are some U.S. farmers embracing the change in Brazil? From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN, Dan Gretch reports.
Posted In: Canada

UK plans 50 year bond. Will U.S. follow suit?

| Mar 16, 2005
Would you be willing to lend some cash, for say, 50 years? If so, the British government would like to hear from you. Today the UK's finance chief announced plans for a fifty-year bond. These long-term borrowings are fast becoming a must-have accessory for European governments. And with America's budget deficit, you've got to wonder whether the idea might have some appeal on this side of the Atlantic. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

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