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The AIDS squad

| Nov 5, 2004
What do women fighting AIDS in Africa have in common with an Avon lady from Anytown, USA? You may be surprised. Eric Whitney reports how some typical suburban sales tactics are being used to take on a deadly disease.

A heavyweight insurance decision

| Nov 4, 2004
The federal Medicare program is considering whether to expand its coverage of obesity treatments to weight-loss surgery. Will a decision by the government ripple across the insurance industry? From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.

Arafat, and what's next in the Middle East

| Nov 4, 2004
There are reports that Yasser Arafat's condition is worsening. Now, the Palestinian Authority must prepare for a future without him. Marketplace host David Brown speaks with Glenn Robinson of the Naval Postgraduate School about economic effects that may come from a change in leadership.

Taking an (election) beating ...

| Nov 4, 2004
On Tuesday, those exit polls no one was supposed to see reached Wall Street. On Wednesday, some traders lost big after they placed their bets on John Kerry. Marketplace's Bob Moon looks at the risks of wagering on early returns.

How the election played in Europe

| Nov 4, 2004
European consumers who are unhappy with President Bushs reelection are shunning some of America's best-known brands. From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard looks into which businesses are most affected by the backlash.

Hoop Dreams!

| Nov 4, 2004
The political season may be over, but the professional basketball season has just begun. Ticket sales are the highest they've been in years, and the NBA has product deals in over 200 two countries. Host David Brown talks with business of sports analyst Diana Nyad about the big bucks in b-ball.

Hedge hype?

| Nov 4, 2004
There has been a lot of talk about people investing in hedge funds lately. But do they live up to their hype? Host Kai Ryssdal sizes them up with Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell.
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Another NBA season is underway

| Nov 4, 2004
The NBA has just launched a new season. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace business of sports analyst David Carter about some of the league's prospects for making money in the months ahead.

An economic boom in Jordan

| Nov 4, 2004
Folks in Jordan may have trouble imagining there's a war just outside their border. Those who could afford to leave Iraq are pumping big bucks into the Jordanian economy. Marketplace's Adam Davidson reports.

The Right Stuff!

| Nov 3, 2004
Conservative groups were successful in turning out voters for the President. Marketplace host David Brown speaks with Economist editor Adrian Wooldridge about the people that make up Bush's base.

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