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Corrections

| Aug 16, 2005
First, a correction to a <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2005/08/15/PM200508152.html">story we ran yesterday</a> on Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. We said the land would return to Palestinian control. In fact, control of Gaza is being transferred to the Palestinian Authority for the first time.<P>Also, a <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2005/08/10/PM200508102.html">commentary by Robert Reich</a> last week incorrectly characterized a dissenting opinion by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in a case involving the federal government and the environment. Judge Roberts did not say the federal government lacked the power to set national environmental rules limiting real estate development.

The other side of supersizing

Shia Levitt | Aug 16, 2005
Whether its french fries, buying in bulk or SUVs, Americans have mastered the art of supersizing. But in the Philippines, some are going the other way. Shia Levitt reports from Manila.
Posted In: Canada

Influence at home

| Aug 16, 2005
You've heard that all politics are local. Now a new report shows lobbying is, too. Hillary Wicai reports that it's not just for DC anymore.

The strange way pasta pays

| Aug 16, 2005
It's hard to keep track of all the things taxpayer money goes to: sometimes, it's not even pork - it's pasta. Commentator Michelangelo D'Agostino thinks a little spaghetti research is money well-spent.

Vioxx trial enters final phase

| Aug 15, 2005
Drugmaker Merck and its now-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx are on trial in Angleton, Texas. There, 59-year-old Robert Ernst took Vioxx for 8 months before he died; his wife has sued. Richard Stewart has been following the trial for the Houston Chronicle.

Heading into &mdash; and out of &mdash; Gaza

| Aug 15, 2005
After 38 years, Israel has begun pulling out of the Gaza strip. Soldiers have been handing out eviction notices to Jewish settlers all day: the deadline to move out &mdash; or be moved &mdash; is Wednesday. Some Palestinians have already started celebrating; they're hoping for an economic boost to add to their political win. Irris Makler reports.
Posted In: Canada

A mother of a martini

| Aug 15, 2005
In this edition of the Loh Down, Sandra Tsing Loh is looking for mileage out of motherhood in her a marketing alliance with a vodka maker.

No Eden for Gardenburger

| Aug 15, 2005
Some times it's tough to be the smart kid with the new idea &mdash; take the one-time stock market darling Gardenburger. The company said today it sold $12 million in vegetarian goods last quarter. That's a far cry from the almost $100 million it cleared annually in the mid '90s. Ethan Lindsey reports.

Teachers have it easy?

| Aug 15, 2005
In a new book, a group of authors looks at the many sacrifices teachers make ... and why they can never seem to get more money in their paychecks. Co-author Daniel Moulthrop talks to Scott Jagow.

Community venture investing

| Aug 15, 2005
A growing number of companies are taking care of their workers, paying attention to the environment, and managing to turn a profit, all at the same time &mdash; with the help of a little venture capital. Lorne Matalon reports.

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