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The "Trucking Index"

| Apr 21, 2005
Does the trucking industry provide a heads-up view on the economy that even leading economic indicators don't? Marketplace's business editor Cheryl Glaser goes for a ride.

Cuban Exodus: 25 years later

| Apr 21, 2005
A whole generation of Cuban Americans came to the U.S. in 1980. Twenty-five years later, how do they fit into the economic landscape? From the Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Handing out invitations to the stagflation party

| Apr 21, 2005
With energy prices high, a rising deficit and a sluggish economy, Wall Street's abuzz with rumors of impending stagflation. Host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Marketplace Economist Chris Farrell to find out what exactly stagflation is... and what, if anything, the government can do to stop it.
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Sloppy joe

| Apr 21, 2005
We've heard a lot lately about the worrisome eating habits of American children. Marketplace Work and Family Desk Correspondent Sarah Gardner talked to one food services director who is using business principles to serve up more nutritious food.

He'll Tour de France no more

| Apr 21, 2005
Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong has announced he's retiring. Host Tess Vigeland talks with sports consultant David Carter about Armstrong's legacy, and where the sport will go without its biggest name.

The NYSE goes private

| Apr 20, 2005
The NYSE will merge with electronic-trading firm Archipelago Holdings to create a for-profit company. Many wonder if this is the beginning of the end of the old system of face-to-face trading. David Wells from the Financial Times talks to host David Brown.

No school district left behind

| Apr 20, 2005
The nation's largest teachers' union, the National Education Association, is joining forces with education departments in Michigan, Vermont, and Texas to sue the federal government over the No Child Left Behind Act. The NEA and the 9 school districts involved claim the act is an unfunded mandate. From the Work and Family Desk, Marketplace's Sarah Gardner reports.

British Conservatives score big on immigration

| Apr 20, 2005
Campaigning for Britain's upcoming Parliamentary elections is underway. Immigration is one of the hottest topics for British voters. As Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports, there's a disconnect between what British politicians say about immigration, and its actual effect on the British economy.

High-tech goes offshore

| Apr 20, 2005
Two entrepreneurs have a plan: Buy an old cruise ship... Hire hundreds of computer programmers... And set up shop off the California coast -- in international waters. By doing that, they say, they won't have to deal with visa hassles. Of course, by anchoring in international waters, they also won't have to worry about U.S. environmental and labor laws. Marketplace's Matthew Algeo investigates.

Commentary: The bankruptcy laws and big business

| Apr 20, 2005
Filing for individual bankruptcy is getting harder with new laws designed to prevent individuals from sliding out from under financial obligations, making it difficult for legitimate claims. Meanwhile, large corporations still find a viable option in corporate bankruptcy. Commentator Robert Reich says this just isn't fair.

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