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The worldwide world series

| Jun 30, 2005
Major League Baseball's gearing up for the All-Star break in a couple weeks. The League hopes to use some of the attention around the game to launch a new global baseball tournament — in the style of soccer's World Cup. Tess Vigeland talkes with commentator David Carter.

Queer Eye for the great white north

| Jun 30, 2005
This week, Canada said it will legalize gay marriage. Marketplace's Sarah Gardner reports that tourism officials over the border are hoping to capitalize.

Equity for lesbian and gay employees

| Jun 30, 2005
Commentator Ian Ayres says employers don't need to wait for the government to prevent discrimination against gays and lesbians.

PBS dodges a bullet, but can it sustain the dance?

| Jun 29, 2005
Last week the House changed its plan for proposed cuts to federal funding for public broadcasting, after public oppostion. Most funding was restored. In a report produced with support from the <a href="http://www.economist.com">Economist Magazine</a>, Marketplace's Nate DiMeo takes a look at the changes and challenges facing public TV.<P>In the interest of full disclosure, our parent company, American Public Media, would have been affected by the cuts.

The public's business: comparing salaries

| Jun 29, 2005
The Commerce Department's report on personal income and consumer spending, due out tomorrow, is thought of as a pretty good gauge of how wokers are feeling. But Marketplace commentator Robert Reich says all workers &#151; and all salaries &#151; are not created equal.

Who cares if CNOOC buys Unocal?

| Jun 29, 2005
Some Republican lawmakers do. They're calling on the White House to consider the national-security implications of the proposed Unocal sale to Chinese oil company CNOOC. From Washington, Jessica Smith has the story of CNOOC's plan to win the hearts of Americans.

Easygoing Canada talks tough

| Jun 29, 2005
Today the Canadian Health Minister said, in a nice way, that his country should block bulk drug sales &#151; meaning to American states and municipalities that have been indicating interest. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.

Zimbabwe's Troubles Deepen

| Jun 29, 2005
As the nation's president Robert Mugabe drives people from their homes, some are heading across the border to South Africa. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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Have gas, will travel

| Jun 29, 2005
To entice summer vacationers back on the road, some destinations are offering perks &#151; at the pump.

Flying the friendly airports

| Jun 29, 2005
Don't sweat it if your flight is delayed. Rudy Maxa reports that you can get almost anything between flights, from a major workout to a massage.

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