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Merger Mania

| Feb 5, 2005
Big Business is getting bigger. SBC is buying AT&T for $16 billion. Proctor & Gamble is spending $57 billion for Gillette. Why now? And do these mergers make financial sense for shareholders? Professor Eric Talley does the math.
Posted In: Economy

Change for a Buck: Energy Dollar

| Feb 5, 2005
Among the other happenings on Capitol Hill this week... the Senate confirmed the new Energy Secretary, Samuel Bodman. He’ll be in charge of shaping and selling President Bush’s energy platform. On our occasional series Change For A Buck... we break down your energy dollar. Find out what it costs to run a household's worth of technology.

Washington Notebook

John Dimsdale | Feb 5, 2005
President Bush delivered his fifth State of the Union this past week. Much of it focused on economic policies - like changes to Social Security and decreasing the deficit. But how will President Bush's domestic platform be treated on Capitol Hill? Joining Kai to talk about these issues is Marketplace's DC Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Economy

Look Ahead

| Feb 5, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

"Day in the Work Life": Vegas Bookie

| Feb 5, 2005
Last year, the Super Bowl inspired more than $400 million in online bets. But if you're looking for a more traditional gambling experience, why not head to Sin City? On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we walk the line with a professional Vegas bookie.
Posted In: Jobs

Waiting for the new budget

| Feb 4, 2005
The President and the Administration unveil the budget next week. What's going to be in it? Marketplace's Scott Tong takes a sneak peek.

The week that was on Wall Street

| Feb 4, 2005
If it's Friday, it means host David Brown talks to Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson about the last five days in the markets. And maybe, what to expect next week...

What's with all the mergers ...

| Feb 4, 2005
Telecom is just the latest industry swept up in merger fever. Why is all this happening right now -- and how long can it go on for? Commentator Matthew Bishop makes his case.

India steps up to the table

| Feb 4, 2005
Western aid money is flowing into Asia for tsunami relief. But India says it doesn't want the handout and is instead sending some of its own money to even harder-hit countries. Marketplace's Miranda Kennedy reports.

The next big thing ...

| Feb 4, 2005
Internet radio once lacked the portability of a Boom Box or a Walkman, but not anymore. Andrea Gardner has a story on the growing popularity of Pod-casting.

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