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The Next Four Years - a funny look

| Nov 19, 2004
And now time for another installment in our special series "the Next Four Years". For the past few weeks, we've been hearing from commentators all across the political spectrum about what direction America might take in a second Bush administration. Today humorist Tim Bedore weighs in...

The week that was on Wall Street

| Nov 19, 2004
Host Cheryl Glaser has our weekly talk with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson. They discuss the death knell of Enron, among other things.....

A woman's bank

| Nov 19, 2004
Virginia Woolf once wrote that for a woman to succeed as a writer, she needed two guineas and a room of her own. Now in Germany, that philosophy's being applied to the financial business. Today a new bank run by, and for, women set up shop in Munich. Reporter Kyle James checked it out.
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Ah, free samples!!

| Nov 19, 2004
Only six days until Thanksgiving. Time to head to the local grocery store to pick up a bird and all the fixins. And while you're there, you can kick off the holiday feasting a little early. Food demonstrators lurking in the aisles are more than happy to start fattening you up - for free - as Marketplace contributor Cash Peters found out...

Changing the channels on cable

| Nov 19, 2004
Some TV viewers are clicking off their cable. Many cable companies have struggled this year, losing customers and profits. Marketplace's Scott Jagow looks at why, and how the industry might turn things around. Also, one thing cable subscribers complain about is paying for channels they don't watch because they're part of a package. Marketplace commentators Frick and Frack square off on the issue.

New York goes for the gold

| Nov 19, 2004
New York City submitted a 562-page bid this week to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with sports commentator Michael Kniseley about the odds of New York winning the race... and who would pay for it.

Battling movie piracy

| Nov 19, 2004
Taking a page from the music industry, Hollywood studios filed lawsuits this week against people who illegally download copies of movies over the Internet. Lisa Napoli asks entertainment commentator Mike Speier whether the studios really think this will work.

Happy Birthday: the TSA turns three

| Nov 18, 2004
We wanted to send out birthday greetings to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA turns three years old Friday. Any celebration will probably be low-key. The agency was criticized for going overboard last year with an anniversary bash that cost taxpayers almost half-a-million dollars. But for TSA workers on the frontlines, enforcing airport security is serious business. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler repoprts.

The Next Four Years - environment

| Nov 18, 2004
Time for another installment in the Next Four Years - our series of commentaries from those of all political shades and stripes. Fines levied by federal regulators against big polluters have hit a 15-year low. And experts say don't expect the second Bush Administration to up the pressure. But markets are stepping in where regulators are stepping out ... says commentator and head of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Richard Sandor.

Anaheim vs. Los Angeles

| Nov 18, 2004
The city of Anaheim is angry that the owner of Major League Baseball's Angels franchise wants to change the team name to the Los Angeles Angels. Nevermind that the team won't actually be moving from their current stadium in Anaheim. Host Cheryl Glaser asks business-of-sports commentator Ed Derse, 'What's in a name?'

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