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Showdown at Boeing?

| Aug 29, 2005
The aircraft maker's contract with machinists expires early Friday. Hillary Wicai reports that machinists want to talk about pensions, but Boeing's not budging.And Boeing's not budging:

Theoretical science made practical

| Aug 29, 2005
A hundred years ago Albert Einstein rose from obscurity in a Swiss Patent Office to changing our picture of space and time. But as esoteric as his theory of relativity may seem, without it your Lexus wouldn't have that GPS.

Planes as carriers — or not

| Aug 29, 2005
In 2003, airlines lost billions during the SARS oubreak, forcing cancellation of hundreds of flights. This fall, the concern is avian flu. But even if there's an epidemic, one company thinks it can help keep the planes flying. Judith Smelser reports.

Solidarity: 25 years later

| Aug 29, 2005
If you were looking for a hero, he seemed an unlikely candidate: An electrician with a shock of red hair and a Groucho Marx-style mustache. But in 1980, Lech Walesa took Poland's Gdansk shipyard and the rest of the world by storm as leader of the fledgling Solidarity movement, leading ultimately to the downfall of Poland's communist government. <em>Economist</em> correspondent Edward Lucas says it's easy to forget the movement got its start as a trade union.

All work and no play

| Aug 29, 2005
Can you believe it's almost September?Labor Day is a week away. Apparently time flies &mdash; when you're working all the time. From our Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai has the story.

The Sloan Sessions

| Aug 29, 2005
This week, Alan Sloan doesn't just parse the numbers from Wall Street. He parses why we look at the numbers at all.

A science message from outer space

| Aug 29, 2005
Deborah Manchester was an audiologist for 18 years. Her a-ha moment came after she had foot surgery and found there weren't any covers for her cast: suddenly, she was creating colorful space aliens. They've become the basis for a new kid's science series called <em>The Zula Patrol</em>.

Listener Letter for August 26, 2005

| Aug 27, 2005
Time for us to peek into the <i>Marketplace Money</i> letters bag. Don't miss the missives.

The "Buzzword": Blu-Ray

| Aug 27, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Marketplace Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - " Blu-Ray." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

"Day in the Work Life": Milkman

| Aug 27, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we deliver you a milkman.
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