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Brazil Intellectual Property

May 31, 2005
When people talk trade war, the battle of behemoths like Boeing and Airbus get most of the ink. But there is another, lower profile scrimmage going with big implications. This one involves multinational companies that refuse to share vital information with local governments. Developing nations complain that puts their economies and their citizens at risk. Today, the story of one developing nation that's decided to go beyond 'complaining'. From the Americas Desk in WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports on how Brazil is fighting back.
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Ranking cities

May 31, 2005
Atlanta is apparently the worst place in the country to be if you're worried about identity theft. That's according to the June issue of Men's Health magazine. But another new study finds Atlanta has the best road pavement conditions. There seems to be a constant stream of lists ranking cities on this or that. And various city leaders have mixed feelings about them. Mhari Saito reports from Cleveland, which somehow winds up near the bottom of many of those lists.

Iraq stock exchange

May 31, 2005
Even as parts of Iraq are still chaotic at best, officials there are doing the best they can to get on with the business of running a country. They've passed a law that allows foreigners to invest in Iraq's upstart stock market. And they're still trying to figure out the rules. Borzou Daragahi spent a day on the trading floor.
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G-E in India

May 30, 2005
The way people talk about it, it's as if outsourcing to India is something new. General Electric discovered it decades ago. Late last week, GE chief executive Jeffrey Immelt visited the company's facilities in India. He said he expects revenues there to climb more than 500% in the next five years. But as locals are learning, what's good for G-E is not necessarily good for India.Miranda Kennedy reports.
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Geffen's beach

May 30, 2005
Vacationers come to Malibu expecting to the beach, but in fact, much of the shoreline's obstructed by multimillion dollar homes. Like the one owned by music mogul David Geffen. For several years now, Geffen's been fighting to keep people off 'his beach'. One problem: the beach is public.

College allowance

May 30, 2005
It's graduation season, and as parents worry about covering college tuition next fall, college-bound kids are trying to figure out how much more they can squeeze out of Mom and Dad. From Youth Radio, Lauryn Silverman reports.

The Undocumented War - Part 5

May 27, 2005
Over the past week we've been spending a lot of time on both sides of the U-S Mexico border. Our series, <a href="/features/undocumented_war/" target="_blank">The Undocumented War</a>, has been examining some of the economic forces driving a seemingly endless migration. On Monday, we began with reporter Scott Carrier talking with author and border expert Charles Bowden. Today, that conversation concludes... on a moonless night in a wildlife refuge along the Arizona border.
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France votes

May 27, 2005
France holds a referendum this weekend with implications that extend well beyond its borders. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.
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Global warming

May 27, 2005
A new UN report reveals that global warming poses a growing threat to feeding the world. Marketplace's Cheryl Glaser has a report.
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Going green

May 27, 2005
the Economist Magazine's Vijay Vitheeswaran looks at corporate efforts to battle climate change and whether they make the financial sense that some businesses claim.

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