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Euro in trouble

Jun 2, 2005
The Euro hit an eight month low against the dollar today, following this week's rejection of the European Union Constitution by the Dutch and the French. From our European Desk, Marketplace's Stephen Beard points to one of the factors behind the "no" vote: hostility to the Euro itself.
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Euro v. dollar

Jun 2, 2005
Is the current political uncertainty in Europe good news for the greenback? Host Kai Ryssdal gets some answers from Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell.

Under the Influence: what you pay for

Jun 2, 2005
Want the world to see things your way? How much money do you have? <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/under_the_influence/">Under the Influence</a> is a four-part series on think tanks and the money behind them. In part one of the Marketplace-<a href="http://www.economist.com/index.html" target="_blank">Economist Magazine</a> special report &quot;Under the Influence,&quot; we look at what one leading conservative got for his investment in a think tank.

Danica Patrick, girl car star

Jun 2, 2005
She's young, good looking and drives fast &#151; Danica Patrick, who was fourth at the Indie 500, is winning big with marketers. Host Lisa Napoli talks to Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator David Carter about the new driving force in auto racing.

Stock tables begone

Jun 1, 2005
Readers of the <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> woke up to a new look in the paper's business section this morning. As of today, the Sun-Times will no longer print the daily stock tables that traditionally have listed the closing prices of thousands of company stocks and mutual funds. Instead, the paper's giving a two-page synopsis in its print edition while offering expanded coverage of stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and such in its online edition. Marketplace Business Editor Cheryl Glaser reports on the initial response.

Having Children in China

Jun 1, 2005
Today is Children's Day in China. Due to worries about who will support the graying population, some cities have started allowing couples who are both only children to have two kids. But after 25 years of encouraging couples to have just one child, they're finding it's not that easy to turn back the clock. In Shanghai, the local-born population has been shrinking faster than anywhere else in China.
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Drug companies under fire

Jun 1, 2005
A congressional study released today blasts drug companies and the agency that regulates them. The report says the pharmaceutical industry is abusing the system for quick approval of new medications; John Dimsdale reports from Washington.

Bump in the road for Prius

Jun 1, 2005
The federal government is checking out 33 complaints that the 2004 and 2005 Prius models shut down when driven between 35 and 65 mph. Dennis Simanaitis with <i>Road and Track Magazine</i> says finding the problem will be like a high-tech detective game given the complexity of the gas-electric hybrid.

Looking for cover in Florida

Jun 1, 2005
It's been six months since hurricanes slammed Central Florida. Now as hurricane season starts again, some residents are still scrambling for cover. It all has to do with supply and demand. Robin Sussingham reports.

New shredding mandate

Jun 1, 2005
A new law goes into effect today that requires businesses to destroy (once they've used it) any consumer information they've gotten from credit reports. The idea is to make personal information disappear before identity thieves can get their hands on it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that not everyone knows about the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act &#151; but ignorance is no defense.

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