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Pakistan's disaster preparations

| Oct 18, 2005
Commentator Natasha Loder explores the tough choices countries like Pakistan face when it comes to preparing for disaster.

Batter up!

| Oct 18, 2005
Sentences are expected today for the men convicted in the Balco steroids scandal that rocked baseball earlier this year. Rachel Dornhelm reports on the health of America's pastime.

High-stakes labor dispute for high-kickers

| Oct 18, 2005
The Rockettes are getting ready for their popular Christmas season. But a labor dispute threatens to hamstring the dance troupe during its busiest time of the year. Mallory Kasdan reports from New York.

Selling GMAC? Hmm...

| Oct 18, 2005
In an effort to get back into the black, GM is considering selling its profitable GMAC financing arm. Cheryl Glaser looks at the wisdom of the move.

Congress looks at Medicaid for cuts

Hilary Wicai | Oct 18, 2005
One congressional proposal calls for a $10 billion cut in Medicaid spending, but a new report finds Medicaid is one of the few lifelines for the country's 800,000 foster children. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Deluxe airplane in the sky

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 18, 2005
Starting today, a new airline will offer passengers all-business-class service between New York and London. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports on Eos Airlines.

Help wanted: a few good priests

Alisa Roth | Oct 18, 2005
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new recruiting drive to help fill the declining ranks of Catholic priests. Alisa Roth looks at the earthly challenges of marketing the job.

Any hope for New Orleans small business?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 18, 2005
More than 20 percent of business getting loans from SBA in the wake of Sept. 11 defaulted, according to a report out this week. The standard default rate is 5 percent. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Whoa, what's happening with GM?

| Oct 17, 2005
General Motors reported a third quarter loss of $1.6 billion today, and it's selling off part of its most profitable division. Investors seemed to think that's OK. Bill Poorman from Michigan Radio has the story.

Blackberry e-mails for your Treo

Tess Vigeland | Oct 17, 2005
Today Palm Pilot and Blackberry made nice. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has more on the new cooperation between two longtime high tech rivals.