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Sloan Sessions -- Comcast

Jan 17, 2005
Cable giant Comcast says it's going to start offering residential phone service over its cable lines. Can it succeed? Newsweek's Wall Street analyst Allan Sloan joins host Cheryl Glaser to look at the track record for moving phone service to the 'net.
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Blink, and a snap decision ...

Jan 14, 2005
Today a division of Macy's in New York said it will pay the state $600,000 and crack down on racial profiling of suspected shoplifters. It's to settle an investigation of complaints from black and hispanic shoppers. They said they'd been questioned, detained and handcuffed more frequently than white shoppers. As a law enforcement tool, racial profiling has been discredited not just as morally repugnant, but as inefficient, as well. And yet there is no denying that every day in stores, in the workplace, people make snap decisions based on impressions. These choices should not be ignored. So argues Malcolm Gladwell in his new book, "blink".
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The week on Wall Street

Jan 14, 2005
Friday. And you know what that means! Time to check the week on Wall Street with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.
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It's a movie, AND a wine commercial

Jan 14, 2005
Let the awards season begin. And no, People's Choice doesn't count. This Sunday in Hollywood the Foreign Press Association hands out its Golden Globes. Up for seven of the trophies: Sideways. It's a film about a bachelor party road trip, or maybe it's a film about wine. Actually a little of both. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli reports...
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To be a screenwriter

Jan 14, 2005
The main character in Sideways is a frustrated novelist - not an encouraging role model for aspiring screenwriters. But Marketplace's Jeff Tyler will not be discouraged.
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The Mind ... at Work

Jan 14, 2005
In our culture, we often find ourselves conditioned to think that blue collar work doesn't require as much brain power as white collar jobs. But author Michael Rose's new book takes those stereotypes to task. He tells host Kai Ryssdal how he came to look at intelligence in a much broader sense.
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Award season is underway ... again

Jan 14, 2005
The red carpet season gets underway in Hollywood this Sunday. The best of last year's TV and movies will get their time in the spotlight at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. And industry insiders won't be the only ones paying attention... says entertainment commentator Michael Speier.
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Leadership and the European Union

Jan 14, 2005
The U.S. has generally set the rules and standards for businesses worldwide. But that may be changing. Next week, the European Parliament begins hearings on new safety measures for chemical companies. The companies would be required to safety-test products they've been making for years.... if they want to sell them in Europe. Marketplace's European bureau chief Stephen Beard reports.
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Rain rain go away

Jan 13, 2005
'When are we gonna go back to our houses? We just don't know yet.' That's about all that a sheriff's deputy could tell dozens of his neighbors at a community meeting in La Conchita, California today. The deaths of at least 12 people have been attributed to record rain in Southern California. Though things are drying out here, Marketplace's Scott Jagow reports commerce is soaked.
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Tsunami and trade ...

Jan 13, 2005
The head of the World Trade Organization has written a letter to members of the WTO. It reads in part, "although we are not involved in humanitarian assistance or disaster relief, clearly we can make a major contribution to the economies" of those countries affected by the Asian tsunami disaster. What sort of contribution? Thailand would like to see lower tariffs on shrimp, Sri Lanka says it could use lower tariffs on textiles. But tariffs were on the table long before the Indian Ocean tragedy. Marketplace's Scott Tong looks at an expanding definition of aid.

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