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Blackberry e-mails for your Treo

Tess Vigeland | Oct 17, 2005
Today Palm Pilot and Blackberry made nice. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has more on the new cooperation between two longtime high tech rivals.

A generic Tamiflu

Helen Palmer | Oct 17, 2005
A maker of generic drugs based in Mumbai plans to manufacture the Roche anti-viral Tamiflu — even though it's under patent protection for another 11 years. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
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Art for art's sake?

| Oct 17, 2005
Tomorrow the finalists for the Turner Prize will have their work shown at the Tate Museum in London. How do we put a value on art? Dutch journalist Olav Velthius says there's actually a method to the art market.

All dressed up with no place to go

| Oct 17, 2005
Mattel reported third quarter profits this morning: earnings dropped 12 percent. The world's largest toymaker is doing the best it can with its 40 year old Barbie. And Sandra Tsing Loh says Barbie is actually getting brainy.

Making Katrina ends meet

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Oct 17, 2005
Lawmakers were back in Washington today with plenty to do. On the agenda? Cutting spending to deal with costs in Iraq and on the Gulf Coast. Marketplace's Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks to Kai Ryssdal.

Picking the best workers

| Oct 17, 2005
Two cabinet secretaries will be testifying tomorrow as the Senate Judiciary Committee looks into immigration reform. From San Diego, Rachel Dornhelm reports on immigrant worker issues.

The Sloan Sessions

| Oct 17, 2005
Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about the push by GM and Delphi for benefit concessions from the UAW.

Setting a place at Galatoire's

| Oct 17, 2005
Melvin Rodrigue of New Orleans' legendary Galatoire's Restaurant talks to host Lisa Napoli about the challenge of doing business in the Crescent City post-Katrina.

Getting your goat

| Oct 17, 2005
The tastes of immigrant groups in the US are creating demand for different kinds of food. And that's creating big opportunities for farmers. Patrick Hirsch reports.

GM and UAW meet in the middle

Jeff Tyler | Oct 17, 2005
General Motors has reached a tentative deal with the United Auto Workers. The union has agreed to reductions in health care benefits in order to stem the carmaker's ongoing losses. Amy Scott reports.