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Funding Online Education

| Mar 10, 2006
Online educators have a reason to cheer. Congress just passed a bill to increase federal student aid for web-based courses. Kai speaks to the New York Times' Sam Dillon about the legislation.

New Breed of Entrepreneurs

| Mar 10, 2006
Say goodbye to the golden years and hello to spread sheets. Baby boomers are joining the small business boom. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Talking About a Cellular Revolution

| Mar 10, 2006
Don't have any cash to pay at the grocery checkout? No problem. Just swipe your cell phone. Mobile phones might soon function as your wallet, address book, and computer. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports on what's in store for consumers.

Dubai deal fallout

John Dimsdale | Mar 10, 2006
Yesterday, Dubai Ports World said it would transfer management of several American ports to a "US entity." Today, who will take over managing those ports seems less clear. John Dimsdale looks into whether any American companies will bid for the contracts.

Foreign investment fears

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 10, 2006
In the past year, a Chinese company's plan to purchase an American oil company was scuttled by Congress. Now the Dubai Ports deal appears to be dead. Kai talks with Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, about what sort of fears drove the demise of both deals.

Nasdaq bids for London Stock Exchange

Stephen Beard | Mar 10, 2006
NASDAQ has put in a bid to purchase the London Stock Exchange. The LSE has rejected the bid. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

China's new piracy court

Bob Moon | Mar 10, 2006
Chinese officials announced today that they've created a new court to handle product piracy cases. China is thought to be the world's biggest producer of illegally copied movies, music and software. Bob Moon reports.

Anchors aweigh?

Lisa Napoli | Mar 10, 2006
CBS has been widely rumored to be negotiating with anchor Katie Couric to host the evening news on that network. Now comes word that Diane Sawyer may interested in moving to ABC's "World News Tonight." Lisa Napoli examines what could happen if two women anchored the major nightly newscasts.

The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 10, 2006
Kai Ryssdal speaks to Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Living room opera

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 10, 2006
Opera has a reputation for being elitist and expensive, but the Opera Company of Brooklyn is trying to change that. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that the traveling troupe is offering in-home performances for New Yorkers eager to expand their opera horizons.