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Greenspan has plenty of critics in Europe

Mar 22, 2005
The Fed's Open Market Committee meets today to make a decision about interest rates. Given the global dominance of the U.S. dollar, the world will be watching. But not everyone will be cheering Alan Greenspan for his stewardship of the American currency. Although he is widely admired, there is a small but growing band of foreign skeptics who are deeply critical of the Fed Chairman, as Stephen Beard reports from London.
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Parking a car in New York City?

Mar 21, 2005
New York City has just started offering a discount on parking tickets - if drivers promise not to fight it. A $35 ticket drops to $26 if you fess up. The idea is to save judges and courts some time. The city began offering a similar deal to businesses last summer - companies like UPS can rack up almost 5,000 tickets a week. But for some urban drivers, the problem isn't the ticket. It's that the parking itself is disappearing as James Murdock reports.

Recruiting teachers becoming a big business

Mar 21, 2005
We keep hearing about how American jobs are going overseas. Just today, computer giant Dell said it would hire another 1200 people at a call center in India and build a factory in eastern Europe. In some cases, though, the jobs are still here. But many people don't want them. Take schools, for example. A shortage of homegrown teachers means our school systems now employs more than 15,000 foreigners. The trend is growing... and so is the business of recruiting teachers overseas as Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner found out.

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.

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