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Can we be sure of the insurers?

Jul 5, 2005
According to <a href="http://www.oecd.org/document/3/0,2340,en_2649_201185_35092995_1_1_1_1,00.html" target="_blank">a report today by the OECD</a>, if there were another another major terrorist attack, the economic catastrophe would be much worse than what most companies estimate. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.

After Live 8, there's the G8

Jul 5, 2005
Never before have the group of eight richest nations held a summit under the spotlight they're under this week &#151; last weekend's rock concerts have raised awareness of debt relief. Host David Brown talks to Alan Beattie of the Financial Times about what to expect from the G8 summit.

International poaching &#151; of nurses

Jul 5, 2005
Some in Britain are hoping G8 leaders may turn their attention to the recruitment of health care workers. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports from London.

Why ring when your phone can sing?

Jul 5, 2005
If you can write a hit ringtone, then a talent agency might be able to make you a cellphone superstar. From KCRW, Sarah Spitz reports.

Hola! May I help you?

Jul 5, 2005
India and the Philippines aren't the only places that companies are putting their call centers. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

The nine digits that mean a lot

Jul 5, 2005
For years, Social Security numbers have been used to link a name with a bank account. But some companies &#151; and politicians &#151; are trying to change that. Jaime Bedrin reports from WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina

Setting the night afire

Jul 4, 2005
Fireworks celebrations are getting more elaborate, and somebody's gotta pay. Tanya Ott reports on who's footing the bill.

Banking on themselves

Jul 4, 2005
Street kids in India struggle daily; having a savings account might seem like a luxury. But some are getting the chance to put their earnings away. Judith Ritter reports.
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A nice visit to Burgerville

Jul 4, 2005
Burgerville looks like any other local burger joint. But for this Oregon chain, the emphasis is on local. David Welch reports.

Bang, bang, pop, whiz!

Jul 4, 2005
Meet Julian Jimenez, longtime fireworks operator.

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