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A New Wrinkle in Travel

| May 6, 2005
Experts say this summer's vacation season will be the busiest in years. We're expected to globe trot, road trip, and maybe bridge the generation gap. Travelers are planning family trips that include three or more generations. Apryl Lundsten explores the new trend.

Movin' on Up... Not So Much

| May 6, 2005
The hot housing market means a lot of folks are selling their homes for a pretty profit. But is it enough to get them into the next house? Eric Niiler has the story.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Gloversville awake

| May 6, 2005
The Defense Department requires that military supplies be made in the U.S. That can be a big challenge for producers of some products who've shipped their manufacturing operations overseas. Reporter Jordana Gustafson has a story of what one company did, reawakening one small town's former economy in the process.

Kentucky Derby

| May 6, 2005
Are folks really interested in watching the ponies at the Kentucky Derby, or do they just want to pony up to the winnings? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad about what really keeps the sport of kings running.

Can you do the Cannes-Cannes?

| May 6, 2005
Film fans rejoice this weekend -- the annual Cannes film festival will open once more. Variety's Michael Speier joins host Lisa Napoli to explain why the decades-old event is also an important one for the film industry.

DeLay fund controversy

| May 5, 2005
Three major companies... American Airlines, Nissan North America, and Verizon... say they won't make any more contributions to a legal fund for Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But wait a minute. The three companies haven't donated to the Texas Republican's legal defense fund for years. So what's the big deal? Marketplace's Hillary Wicai explains:

Holocaust fund

| May 5, 2005
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ceremonies are taking place around the world to pay tribute to the millions of people killed by the Nazis. One of those events was held at Israel's Yaad Vashem holocaust museum, which recently re-opened after a $40 million dollar renovation. At the same time, death camp survivors in Israel are finding their financial safety net is getting a little threadbare. Nancy Updike looks at how things got so bad:
Posted In: Canada

War spending

| May 5, 2005
The House of Representatives approved an $82 billion dollar "emergency" spending bill today. Most of the money's targeted for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. But as Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports, some of the non-military items in the bill were stirring things up during today's debate on the House floor.

Budget spending

| May 5, 2005
Commentator Stan Collander says that Congress has been busy working magic on deficit numbers to make them look better than they are.

Trailer voice-overs

| May 5, 2005
Tonight in LA there's a big shindig being held at the Kodak Theater. It's a sort of Oscars of the movie marketing industry. And the people who make movie trailers will be competing in drama, comedy, and action categories. But almost every one of those movie ads will have something in common... the deep sonorous tones of a male voice. We asked the velvet-voiced Ashley Milne-Tyte to find out why:

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