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Defense deals

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 15, 2005
Some big deals have going down in the defense business lately. Warship-maker General Dynamics is acquiring tech firm Anteon in a deal worth more than $2 billion. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, it's all part of a defense industry IT boom.

Credit counseling, perhaps?

Hilary Wicai | Dec 15, 2005
The government's spending habits are outlined today in the Congressional Budget Office's long-term budget outlook for the country. Hillary Wicai reports.

Bank gives back profits. In other news, pigs fly.

Stephen Beard | Dec 15, 2005
The Swiss bank UBS says it will repay the huge profits it made from a trading blunder in Tokyo last week. A Japanese trader lost hundreds of millions of dollars for his company, by simply typing the wrong numbers into his computer. Chaos ensued. Stephen Beard reports on what's being done to rectify the situation.

Welder for Hire

Julie Small | Dec 14, 2005
In China when you need help with your business or your home, you go down to the labor market to hire somebody. To get a feel for how it works a...
Posted In: China

Mind the gap

Amy Scott | Dec 14, 2005
The Commerce Department said today that the trade gap rose by almost 4.5% to almost $69 billion in October. But there are a few surprises in the data. Amy Scott reports.

DuPont's sticky wicket

Janet Babin | Dec 14, 2005
DuPont has reached a settlement with the government over Teflon. The EPA had alleged that DuPont hid information about a toxic chemical used to make the non-stick substance. From the Innovations desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.

Immigration frustration

| Dec 14, 2005
Tomorrow, the House is set to vote on an immigration bill backed by the Republican leadership. The bill pleases a lot of law-and-order conservatives. But as Gretchen Cook reports, not all of the bill's opponents are liberals.

Horsetrading in D.C.

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Dec 14, 2005
Host Kai Ryssdal spoke to Marketplace's DC Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about the various deals members of Congress are cutting to ensure funding for pet projects.

It's not just for poor people anymore

| Dec 14, 2005
The House passed a bill a couple weeks ago cutting $50 billion from the budget; some of that money came from Medicaid. The cut's running into more political opposition than its backers might have expected. Robert Reich explains why.
Posted In: Health

Hasta la vista, la mordida?

| Dec 14, 2005
Transparency International says as many as 45% of Mexican households paid bribes last year. As Carole King reports from Mexico City, some people are surprised to learn they actually can say no to everyday corruption.