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Save to Spend?

| Jan 21, 2006
Banks and credit card companies say they want to help you fill your piggy bank. But what will it cost you? Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Savings

DUC Seals International (China) Ltd

Jocelyn Ford | Jan 20, 2006
Some day, Americans may feel nostalgic for the day when competition from China focused on cheap labor and stealing intellectual property. Beijing is slowly laying the groundwork for competing in the field of innovation. Jocelyn Ford profiles an auto parts company aiming to be the next big thing.

One US automaker's perspective

| Jan 20, 2006
Chris Brown, an American automaker, shares what it's like to be losing the battle over production and manufacturing.

Should we fear China... or ourselves?

| Jan 20, 2006
Commentator and author James McGregor doesn't believe China is the big bad economic wolf. He says Americans should worry about our own inability to compete in the global market.

Toward a more sustainable China

Sam Eaton | Jan 20, 2006
Conventional wisdom suggests that China has yet to go green. But the Chinese government wants to leapfrog Western-style industrialization and pioneer a whole new Green economy. From the Marketplace Sustainability Desk, Sam Eaton reports.

Reich on America's competitiveness

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 20, 2006
Kai Ryssdal discusses the China fear factor with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Is America losing its competitive advantage?

Evo Morales

Dan Grech | Jan 20, 2006
Evo Morales is to be sworn in this weekend as Bolivia's first indigenous president. Dan Grech looks at how the left-leaning Morales is likely to impact the economy, in both his country and the Americas as a whole.
Posted In: Canada

What's in a name?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 20, 2006
Many young actors in Britain are steering clear of the country's actors union because they've already invested too much in marketing themselves under their own names. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports.

The reliability of computerized exchanges

Amy Scott | Jan 20, 2006
While the NASDAQ and the Japanese stock market attempt to sort out the computer glitches that have disrupted trading recently, some market watchers are starting to question the headlong rush to computerized trading. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Google's government subpoena

Bob Moon | Jan 20, 2006
The government has subpoenaed records from Google as part of efforts to crack down on Internet pornography. Bob Moon looks at the impact the move is likely to have on search engines and Web portals.