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Money Matters: Is a Time Share On Your Side?

| Jul 22, 2005
Can a timeshare be the answer to your vacation dreams? Well, on this week's Money Matters-- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line-author Lisa Ann Schreier takes us inside the world of timeshares.

Straight Story: Sour Savings

| Jul 22, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris issues a plea: Stop the Savings Madness.
Posted In: Savings

British muslims

| Jul 22, 2005
British police stepped up their anti-terrorist operations in London. Today officers shot one man dead, arrested another and conducted three raids around the capital. Reports from Birmingham say a suspect with a suitcase full of explosives has been arrested. When looking for the roots of radicalism, experts often cite economic distress as a factor. After the deadly attacks in London two weeks ago, police were led to the city of Leeds. Marketplace's Steven Beard went there looking for a connection.
Posted In: Canada

The week on Wall Street

| Jul 22, 2005
Marketplace host David Brown checks the week that was in the business world with business analyst and stockbroker David Johson.
Posted In: Wall Street

AFL CIO setup

| Jul 22, 2005
900 union delegates from around the country gather in Chicago next week. They'll be electing leaders for the AFL-CIO. President John Sweeney is bucking for another five year term. But these appear to be dark days for the union movement. Membership dropping, political clout slipping - and now: A deep split among the AFL-CIO's member unions threatens to tear it apart. Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada

SEC presidency

| Jul 22, 2005
President Bush today nominated two Democrats to serve on the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nothing too surprising there. One is actually a re-nomination. The other occupies a top post in the SEC. The Senate Banking Committee takes them up next Tuesday. They will also consider President Bush's nomination of a Republican congressman from California to head the organization. Consumer activist and commentator Jamie Court argues when it comes to that lawmaker, Christopher Cox, Congress ought to be asking some tough questions.
Posted In: Wall Street

Costs of Cost Cutting Travel

| Jul 22, 2005
We've all read the screaming headlines on the web. Fly to Hawaii for 150 bucks. Or visit Santiago in the summer for less than $300 dollars. Last minute travel fares sound great on paper, but what are the hidden fees and hassles lurking behind the cheap rates? We asked Rachel Dornhelm to find out.

Tsunami Volun-Tourism

| Jul 22, 2005
After the tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, many sympathetic Americans reached into their pocketbooks to help. Others donated their time and labor. Call them 'volun-tourists.' Reporter Miranda Kennedy with tales of do-gooder turf wars in Thailand.
Posted In: Canada

Sarbanes-Oxley 3-Year Anniversary

| Jul 22, 2005
Next week the post-Enron reforms known as Sarbanes-Oxley turn three years old. Many predicted that the hassles and costs of complying with the law would drive publicly-traded companies to throw in the towel and go private. Many have, especially small firms. But as Marketplace's Amy Scott reports, the law may have reached farther than expected.
Posted In: Wall Street

A new plan for the World Bank

| Jul 21, 2005
The World Bank, now under Paul Wolfowitz, has a new mission: fighting global warming. But commentator and policy analyst Daphne Wysham thinks that's not the best idea.

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