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Alibaba and Yahoo

| Aug 11, 2005
So, does the Alibaba deal really make sense for Yahoo? Well, part of the answer lies in what sense Yahoo makes of itself, says commentator and writer Andreas Kluth, San Francisco bureau chief of <a href="http://www.economist.com">The Economist Magazine.</a>

All eyes on Hugo Chavez

| Aug 11, 2005
Venezuela's president says foreign oil firms have stiffed his country for about $3 billion in taxes. Marketplace's Americas correspondent Dan Grech reports the tighter controls reflect shifts in Venezuela's foreign policy that have oil companies &mdash; and Washington &mdash; paying attention.

A job that's a treasure?

| Aug 11, 2005
On the face of it, it sounds like a pretty good job: Wine and dine with big-time collectors, travel the world, pull down a salary in the low- to mid-six figures. Plus see great art every day at the office. So why is it that so many prestigious art museums having a hard time filling their top jobs? Joel Rose from WHYY reports.

Little junior on the swing shift

| Aug 11, 2005
This week, hundreds of child care administrators gathered in Washington DC. One of their biggest challenges: finding good care in a 24/7 economy. From the Work and Family desk, Hillary Wicai tells us about one homegrown solution in the Bronx.

The business with steroids and baseball

| Aug 11, 2005
Rafael Palmeiro is heading back to work after serving a 10-day suspension for using steroids. Business of sports analyst David Carter talks to Cheryl Glaser about steroids and baseball.

Chris Farrell on interest rates

| Aug 11, 2005
This week, for the 10th time in a row, the Federal Reserve bumped up its benchmark interest rate a quarter point. That rate now sits at 3 and a half percent and seems headed higher than experts had predicted. Scott Jagow asks Chris Farrell what's going on.

How bad are things at Fannie Mae?

| Aug 10, 2005
Fannie Mae is in some deep financial trouble &mdash; although it is one of our underwriters &mdash; but it doesn't know exactly how much. After the bell Tuesday the company said it won't finish its earnings restatement until late next year. Dawn Kopecki from Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal talks to host Kai Rysdall about what happend with a call with Fannie Mae's CEO this morning.

The Public's Business: Reich on John Roberts

| Aug 10, 2005
Supreme Court nominee John Roberts has been making more rounds on Capitol Hill this week. Yesterday Oregon senator Ron Wyden said he was hopeful Roberts would reject congressional intervention in end-of-life situations; others &mdash; like RObert Reich &mdash; wonder whether he'll reject federal intervention in economic decisions, too.

Sri Lanka: Rebuilding, but in debt

| Aug 10, 2005
The island country of Sri Lanka suffered heavy damages in last December's tsunami. Aid pledges for the region came to about $2 billion. But politics and bureaucracy have kept that money from those most in need. Miranda Kennedy reports.
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When is ice cream not ice cream?

| Aug 10, 2005
When the Food and Drug Administration says it isn't. But what the FDA says may change soon, thanks to a proposal that will make it easier to relax food standards. Gretchen Cook has more.

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