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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.

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.

Commentary: The bankruptcy laws and big business

Apr 20, 2005
Filing for individual bankruptcy is getting harder with new laws designed to prevent individuals from sliding out from under financial obligations, making it difficult for legitimate claims. Meanwhile, large corporations still find a viable option in corporate bankruptcy. Commentator Robert Reich says this just isn't fair.

Coupon Clippers

Apr 20, 2005
You know them; you may even be one of them -- major league coupon clippers. The shoppers who know how to pay for a whole cart of groceries with just a few dollars and a neat stack of coupons. Those searching for the best deals are now often finding them on the internet, where their fingers -- not the scissors -- can do the clipping. Mhari Saito takes a look.

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.

British Conservatives score big on immigration

Apr 20, 2005
Campaigning for Britain's upcoming Parliamentary elections is underway. Immigration is one of the hottest topics for British voters. As Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports, there's a disconnect between what British politicians say about immigration, and its actual effect on the British economy.

High-tech goes offshore

Apr 20, 2005
Two entrepreneurs have a plan: Buy an old cruise ship... Hire hundreds of computer programmers... And set up shop off the California coast -- in international waters. By doing that, they say, they won't have to deal with visa hassles. Of course, by anchoring in international waters, they also won't have to worry about U.S. environmental and labor laws. Marketplace's Matthew Algeo investigates.

Blair and immigration

Apr 20, 2005
British leader Tony Blair is on course to win a third term in office after the UK's election next month. On most of the key issues - like the economy , healthcare and education, Blair's ruling Labour party enjoys a big lead over its rivals. But on one issue the opposition Conservatives are ahead: immigration. As Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports, calls for tougher controls on immigration is proving highly popular with the British electorate.
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Is inflation under control?

Apr 20, 2005
The Federal Reserve's line on the economy has been that inflation has been that inflation is, for the most part, under control. Still, the dollar is low, energy prices are high and employment numbers are a little shaky. So, how "under control" is inflation, really? Stacey Vanek Smith took a look.

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