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Screen Actors vote on video games

Jun 6, 2005
Video game companies turn to the pros to do the speaking (and grunting and screaming). Over the last few weeks, members of the Screen Actors Guild have been voting on whether to authorize a strike against videogame makers. Their votes will be tallied tomorrow; Tess Vigeland has more.

Al-Jazeera privatizes

Jun 6, 2005
After years of subsidizing Al-Jazeera, Qatar is looking to privatize the Arab news network. Reporter Nancy Updike tells us why it's so hard to find any takers.

Shhh... secret family leave

Jun 6, 2005
California has one of the oldest and most generous parental leave laws in the country: 40 hours a year for a child's school or childcare activities. But Californians, like most workers across the nation, are unaware of the laws that can let them joint the PTA.

Teen job prospects down this summer

Jun 6, 2005
A study out today from Northeastern University says this will be the bleakest summer season for jobseeking teenagers since 1948. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports that many young people really needed that paycheck.

The Sloan Sessions

Jun 6, 2005
Allan Sloan is the Wall Street editor for Newsweek magazine. He talks about the news from Wall Street with host Kai Ryssdal.

Art meets business

Jun 6, 2005
One Hollywood producer wants to teach kids how to avoid the starving artist stereotype. He's starting a new charter school in LA that'll give artistic students a healthy dose of business sense.

Under the influence: left vs. right

Jun 3, 2005
<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 four of this Marketplace-Economist Magazine special report, Scott Tong reports on how think tanks play a game of &quot;left versus right&quot;.

Mrs. Blair goes to Washington

Jun 3, 2005
British Prime Minister Tony Blair heads to the White House Monday to meet with President Bush, while his wife Cherie plans to appear before a packed hall at Washington's Kennedy Center. Cherie Blair's speaking fee is getting lots of attention in Britain; Amy Scott reports.
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Under the Influence: exercising power

Jun 3, 2005
Can a think tank be a lobbyist? <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 three of this Marketplace-Economist Magazine special report, we look at the line between research and advocacy &#151; and whether it's being blurred.

Clyde Prestowitz on trade

Jun 3, 2005
Former Reagan Administration official Clyde Prestowitz has written the new book <I>Three Billion New Capitalists</I>, a thoughtful analysis of American's economic prostpects in an increasingly globalized economy.

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