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The value of a rookie

Apr 22, 2005
NFL teams will draft their future players this weekend. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with sports commentator Michael Knisley about the economics of the draft.

Are you ready for some cable?

Apr 22, 2005
After more than three decades on ABC, Monday Night Football will air on ESPN starting in 2006, while NBC gets the Sunday night games. Host Tess Vigeland talks with entertainment commentator Michael Speier about the deals.

Cuban Exodus: 25 years later

Apr 21, 2005
A whole generation of Cuban Americans came to the U.S. in 1980. Twenty-five years later, how do they fit into the economic landscape? From the Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Wall Street goes binary

Apr 21, 2005
Will the NYSE's merger with an electronic-trading company mean the end of the iconic pictures of traders screaming and yelling at each other? Marketplace's Bob Moon reports on why the move is being made.

The <i>new</i> exchange and the individual investor

Apr 21, 2005
Host David Brown talks to <i>Money Magazine's</i> Jason Zweig about what the changes will mean for the everyday investor.

The meeting of 1366

Apr 21, 2005
Down on Wall Street, members of the stock exchange will meet and discuss the merger. These are the so-called seat holders -- all 1,366 of them -- that include many of Wall Street's largest firms as well as small family-owned businesses that have worked at the NYSE for generations. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

The "Trucking Index"

Apr 21, 2005
Does the trucking industry provide a heads-up view on the economy that even leading economic indicators don't? Marketplace's business editor Cheryl Glaser goes for a ride.

He'll Tour de France no more

Apr 21, 2005
Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong has announced he's retiring. Host Tess Vigeland talks with sports consultant David Carter about Armstrong's legacy, and where the sport will go without its biggest name.

The NYSE goes private

Apr 20, 2005
The NYSE will merge with electronic-trading firm Archipelago Holdings to create a for-profit company. Many wonder if this is the beginning of the end of the old system of face-to-face trading. David Wells from the Financial Times talks to host David Brown.

No school district left behind

Apr 20, 2005
The nation's largest teachers' union, the National Education Association, is joining forces with education departments in Michigan, Vermont, and Texas to sue the federal government over the No Child Left Behind Act. The NEA and the 9 school districts involved claim the act is an unfunded mandate. From the Work and Family Desk, Marketplace's Sarah Gardner reports.

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