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General Motors: will the auto giant survive?

Mar 21, 2005
Are the economic wheels falling off of General Motors? In this edition of The Sloan Sessions, Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan reviews the latest woes being faced by the nation's largest automaker.

Roll of the dice: Las Vegas invades China?

Mar 18, 2005
Vegas in China? Casino operator Las Vegas Sands is joining forces with several hotel chains, including Marriott, Hilton, and Four Seasons to create a Vegas-style strip in the Chinese island. Host Cheryl Glaser discusses the $16 billion project with Financial Times reporter Amy Yee.
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Making it in Iraq: a changing financial picture

Mar 18, 2005
For many Iraqis, the toppling of Saddam Hussein's government hasn't yielded the economic benefits that were promised.Water and electricity are still sporadic. Unemployment is high. But some Iraqis have figured out ways to make a profit from the U.S. invasion.Others are making just enough to squeak by. As Marketplace's Borzou Daragahi reports, the financial picture changes depending on where you're looking.
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Life after two years of war in Iraq

Mar 18, 2005
Sunday marks the second anniversary of the start of the war on Iraq. For ordinary Iraqis, the war has meant dramatic changes... Both in their personal and economic lives. Borzou Daragahi reports from Baghdad.
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Reinventing Retirement: Wyoming sets the example

Mar 17, 2005
It begins in about five years. 76 million Americans are poised to join the pool of people known as retirees. More than half of that number will be out of the work force by 2013. But in one state, the future is now. And the rest of the nation might want to take note. In the second part of our series <A href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/reinvent_retirement/">'reinventing retirement'</A>, special correspondent Jo Giese reports from Wyoming.

Stigma and AIDS, for Africa's women

Mar 17, 2005
Annie Lennox and the surviving members of Queen are among the names on the all-star lineup. It's a concert this Saturday in South Africa. Sponsored by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The object is to raise money for the many women struggling with AIDS. On the African continent, women suffer the brunt of the pandemic. But getting women to ask for treatment is difficult. Stigma is still a huge issue. From Botswana, Gretchen Wilson reports on how they've turned a challenge...into a competition.
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Special Report: Reinventing retirement

Mar 16, 2005
Investing in bonds used to be considered a solid retirement strategy. Not so simple anymore. Then again, neither is the definition of 'retirement'... We've been warned about a wave of retirees, as the boomers leave the workforce. And there've been all sorts of predictions about how this might play out. Perhaps it's time to go beyond mere predictions. Reporter Jo Giese sensed the reinvention of retirement is already underway. So she took her gear and travelled to a state where there's been a sudden influx of retirees. A place where you probably won't have much use for shuffleboard sticks.

Brazil pushes genetically modified seeds for farmers

Mar 16, 2005
In the next couple of weeks Brazil is expected to do something few thought it ever would. Its expected to give the ok to genetically modified seeds. This means Brazilian farmers would spend less on pesticides... grow more crops per acre... and perhaps be a more formidable competitor to American farmers. So why are some U.S. farmers embracing the change in Brazil? From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN, Dan Gretch reports.
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UK plans 50 year bond. Will U.S. follow suit?

Mar 16, 2005
Would you be willing to lend some cash, for say, 50 years? If so, the British government would like to hear from you. Today the UK's finance chief announced plans for a fifty-year bond. These long-term borrowings are fast becoming a must-have accessory for European governments. And with America's budget deficit, you've got to wonder whether the idea might have some appeal on this side of the Atlantic. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.
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