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Baidu: a Google for China

Aug 5, 2005
Baidu is the name of China's biggest search engine. Its shares started trading on the Nasdaq this morning. Investors did what investors usually do when there's a hot new IPO: they dove right in. Beijing Bureau Chief Jocelyn Ford reports.

Breaking into the US market

Aug 5, 2005
Chinese companies are lining up to buy American. Preferably ones with big names. More from Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

Tattooed fruit

Aug 5, 2005
You go to the store and buy a piece of fruit, get it home, wash it — then struggle to peel off that price sticker. But the New York Times recently reported that tattooed fruit is on the way. Commentator Tim Bedore has more.

Marketing to boomers

Aug 5, 2005
In TV, advertisers covet the 18 to 49-year old demographic. But by the end of next year's TV season, more than half the nation's baby boomers will be over 50. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on whether marketers plan to follow them over the hill.

Action movies go bust

Aug 5, 2005
Lisa Napoli talks to Variety's Michael Speier about this summer's blockbusters.

Reluctant leisure time

Aug 5, 2005
Kristine Enea's co-author of a book on the subject of time off. She says many companies are encouraging workers to go away for a while. So why do Americans give up a fourth of our vacation time each year?

Hot enough for ya?

Aug 4, 2005
At Marketplace, we're all about the numbers. And the numbers we're seeing in this heat wave are impressive — especially the ones showing all the power being used on the east coast. Hillary Wicai reports.

Stranger in Tokyo

Aug 4, 2005
The size of Japan's workforce is expected to peak — and start falling — within the next 2 years. But many it's not easy being gaijin in Japan. Shia Levitt reports.
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Harrah's big hurrah

Aug 4, 2005
Fresh off a $9 billion acquisition of fellow high-roller Caesars, Harrah's is compiling the industry's biggest database of information on gamblers. How big? Andrew Park finds out.

More more more NASCAR

Aug 4, 2005
NASCAR races draw 200,000 people. Does the sport need more media attention? They think so. Diana Nyad talks to host Kai Ryssdal about NASCAR's plans for a news network.

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