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The rising Yuan

| Apr 29, 2005
Today the Japanese yen rose to a one month high against the dollar. But what's driving that surge is "Made in China". Investors are betting that China's currency (the Yuan) is about to rise in value, taking the yen and other Asian currencies with it. Beijing has signaled it may be about to do what the US has been pressuring it to do for a while: revalue its currency. Is this a serious opportunity to take a position in the currency markets and make a bundle? Beijing Bureau Chief Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

The Plaza closes

| Apr 29, 2005
F. Scott Fitzgerald waded fully clothed into its fountain. Frank Lloyd Wright and Judy Garland called it home. And of course there's Eloise, the fictional heroine who survived on its room service. Tomorrow the Plaza, one of New York's best known hotels, will shut its doors. And when it reopens sometime next year, it will be a very different place. Alisa Roth reports on why so many grand New York hotels are becoming very different places.

The week on Wall Street

| Apr 29, 2005
Time to check the week on Wall Street with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.
Posted In: Wall Street

Vietnam: 30 years later

| Apr 29, 2005
Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and the end of the Vietnam War. But not the end of the Vietnam saga. 30 years on, the U-S is now one of the largest foreign investors in Vietnam. In fact, last year, trade between the U-S and Vietnam was worth $7-billion dollars.David Brown talks with Raymond Burghardt, ambassador to Vietnam from 2001 until last year.
Posted In: Canada

Wanted: The next "Q"

| Apr 29, 2005
A high tech mastermind with a wild imagination. The mission: to develop James Bond-style equipment for spies. Discretion requested. Those interested should apply to Her Majesty's Government. What's this all about? From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard has been gathering intelligence.
Posted In: Science

CEO buddies

| Apr 29, 2005
CEOs of competing companies are supposed to be sworn enemies, right? Well, that might not be the best business strategy. New research finds that there are a lot of benefits for CEOs who befriend their rivals. Hillary Wicai reports on one such tandem.

Matza moolah

| Apr 29, 2005
Passover wraps up this weekend. Israel's matza industry makes most of its "dough" -- $22 million a year -- during this time. But the country has only one supplier of kosher flour left. Nancy Updike reports Israel wants to end the monopoly, but faces an uphill battle.

Job Files: The Coat-Checker

| Apr 29, 2005
It's time for another segment of The Job Files. This week, we meet Walter Smith, who's been checking coats for 45 years.

Predatory lenders

| Apr 28, 2005
You've probably heard the commercials -- Bad credit? No credit? No problem... Lending to people with weak credit is the fastest growing segment of the mortgage industry. Some customers get taken advantage of by sub-prime lenders... and wind up losing money on balloon payments and extra fees. And as Amy Quinton reports, there's another problem.

Tyson's return

| Apr 28, 2005
Boxer Mike Tyson is going back in the ring. But not for the glory, he's trying to pay off years worth of bills. David Brown speaks to Business of Sports analyst Diana Nyad about the comeback.

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