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Benefit Revolution?

Jul 22, 2005
This week, a new bill to extend benefits to unmarried government workers made its way to Congress. Work expert John Challenger tells Kai why Corporate America might be leading the benefit revolution.

Buzzword

Jul 22, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Negative Amortization." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag

Jul 22, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on rolling over a 401k, gifting stocks for a wedding present, researching median home prices, and investing in socially responsible funds.

British muslims

Jul 22, 2005
British police stepped up their anti-terrorist operations in London. Today officers shot one man dead, arrested another and conducted three raids around the capital. Reports from Birmingham say a suspect with a suitcase full of explosives has been arrested. When looking for the roots of radicalism, experts often cite economic distress as a factor. After the deadly attacks in London two weeks ago, police were led to the city of Leeds. Marketplace's Steven Beard went there looking for a connection.
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AFL CIO setup

Jul 22, 2005
900 union delegates from around the country gather in Chicago next week. They'll be electing leaders for the AFL-CIO. President John Sweeney is bucking for another five year term. But these appear to be dark days for the union movement. Membership dropping, political clout slipping - and now: A deep split among the AFL-CIO's member unions threatens to tear it apart. Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports.
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Tsunami Volun-Tourism

Jul 22, 2005
After the tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, many sympathetic Americans reached into their pocketbooks to help. Others donated their time and labor. Call them 'volun-tourists.' Reporter Miranda Kennedy with tales of do-gooder turf wars in Thailand.
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A new plan for the World Bank

Jul 21, 2005
The World Bank, now under Paul Wolfowitz, has a new mission: fighting global warming. But commentator and policy analyst Daphne Wysham thinks that's not the best idea.

Trading lingerie

Jul 21, 2005
Yesterday we reported on public companies <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2005/07/20/PM200507203.html" />going private</a>. Tomorrow, private company Maidenform goes public. Will the IPO of this 80-year-old lingerie-maker score big, or (bad pun alert) go bust? Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Playing politics with Grand Theft Auto

Jul 21, 2005
Think urban apocalypse and you've got the idea behind Grand Theft Auto's latest game iteration, San Andreas. It's got automatic weapons, fast cars, and rough language. And, if you know how to tweak it, sex. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.

Shoe battles

Jul 21, 2005
The big shoe companies have been fighting for the feet of pro and college players for years. Now they're outfitting teen players. David Brown talks to Ed Derse.

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