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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.

Taking the business of Washington to TV

Aug 1, 2005
There has been a strange calm over Washington since John Roberts was nominated to the Supreme Court: No sign of the all-out ad war pundits had predicted. Steve Henn has the story.

The Sloan Sessions

Aug 1, 2005
Alan Sloan talks with Scott Jagow about the latest happenings on Wall Street.

What to expect

Aug 1, 2005
20 years ago, Heidi Murkoff penned <em>What to Expect When You're Expecting.</em> But she never expected it to become a full-time industry.

Copper trinkets in Swaziland

Aug 1, 2005
Imagine a string of roadside markets where merchants are selling lots of shiny metal souvenirs. But the source of the copper is making the phone company unhappy. Megan Williams reports.

So long, it's been good to know you

Jul 29, 2005
After five years at Marketplace, David Brown is leaving the program &mdash; and Los Angeles &mdash; for Texas. Hear why when he says, well, not exactly goodbye.

Power Trips: Chilled Travel

Jul 29, 2005
Last fall, Marketplace broadcast a series of stories about a particular Congressional perk: trips that House and Senate members take that are paid for by outside groups. Reports on this program and elsewhere revealed that many lawmakers may have bent the rules governing Congressional travel. Today, a new analysis by Marketplace and American Radio Works suggests that all the attention is having an impact. William Kistner reports.

How important it your reputation?

Jul 29, 2005
Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan spoke this week about strengthening the stability of the global financial system. Guarding against risk &mdash; and protecting reputations &mdash; is vital for financial giants, says David Wells.

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