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After CNOOC

Aug 3, 2005
CNOOC is now out of the running for UNOCAL; the failed bid was the biggest U.S. acquisition ever attempted by a Chinese company. Part of the challenge China's companies face is that they are run differently than their US counterparts — for now. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Torts for the EU

Aug 2, 2005
The European Competition Commissioner is set to announce a plan that will expand private anti-trust litigation. Stephen Beard reports on some Europeans' hopes to sue, sue, sue.

Staying ahead of the competition

Aug 2, 2005
Commentator Clyde Prestowitz is the author of <em>Three Billion New Capitalists</em>. He says to stay here we are, America is going to have to take a page from the competition.

We've got mail!

Aug 2, 2005
We hear from listeners on a symphonic leader, Citigroup's Sandy Weill, and losing industry to a neighbor. Send your comments to <a href="mailto:letters@marketplace.org">us here</a>.

What is poverty?

Aug 2, 2005
Despite rosy numbers from the Commerce Department &mdash; today we hear that personal incomes rose in June &mdash; millions of Americans still come up short when the bills arrive at the end of the month. From North Carolina Public Radio, Laura Leslie reports.

Pacific coast caviar

Aug 2, 2005
Years ago wine snobs laughed when California said it could compete with French and Italian vitners. Is caviar poised to become another California success story? Lisa McCree reports.

Going up?

Aug 2, 2005
We'd all love to get a break on gas prices. So why are some local governments telling select gas vendors to shape up &mdash; and pump them up? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Long live the King

Aug 1, 2005
The price of oil topped $62 this afternoon. Traders were spooked by news King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has died; he'll be succeeded by half-brother Crown Prince Abdullah. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports the real story today is behind the throne.

Iraq's constitution on the way

Aug 1, 2005
Today the crafters of Iraq's consitution said a draft will be ready for the deadline on August 15th. Professor Juan Cole discusses the process with host Kai Ryssdal.

Sleepless nights in North Carolina

Aug 1, 2005
Two years ago the textile giant Pillowtex closed its plants in central North Carolina. More than 6,000 workers in cities like Concord, Salisbury and Kannapolis lost their jobs. Leoneda Inge checks in with one family.

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