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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.

Inflation? What inflation?

Jul 21, 2005
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace Money's Chris Farrell, who says the Fed chair's inflation worries may be, well, inflated.

Slip sliding away

Jul 21, 2005
In summer, everyone thinks of waterparks. But in places like the Wisconsin Dells, some proprietors are keeping their waterparks evergreen.

Daring execs on the flying trapeze

Jul 21, 2005
Lisa Napoli talk with executive coach Edy Greenblatt, who has an MBA &#151; and a trapeze.

The business of the Supreme Court

Jul 20, 2005
50-year-old appeals court judge John G. Roberts has been nominated to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Sandra Day O'Connor. Scott Tong looks at what this means for corporate America.

Iraq's own "created equal"

Jul 20, 2005
A draft of the new Iraq constitution was released today, and it's not overly Americanized. In fact, Alisa Roth reports that it could sharply curtail the rights Iraqi women have come to expect.
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Going private

Jul 20, 2005
What do Cablevision, Neiman Marcus, Double Click and Polaroid have in common? They've all gone from public to private. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports on the recent surge in going-private buyouts. Amy Scott reports.

Looking for something?

Jul 20, 2005
Google is set to report its second quarter numbers tomorrow. Adam Lashinsky of <em>Fortune Magazine</em> tells host David Brown that the buzz is good. Some say blockbuster good.

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