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Prozac problems

Dec 31, 2004
The FDA is investigating drug manufacturer Eli Lilly after The British Medical Journal revealed that it had confidential documents suggesting the company knew about potential side effects of its popular anti-depressant Prozac as long ago as the 1980s. Marketplac'a€™s Dan Grech reports.

2004 - The year in show business

Dec 31, 2004
There were some big surprises in the business of show business this year. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Variety's Stu Levine about how the entertainment industry fared during 2004.

A Vegas New Year

Dec 31, 2004
For years, New York's Time Square has been the focal point for many Americans' New Years Eve celebrations. But the Big Apple is getting some serious competition a few time zones away. Ky Plaskon reports on how Las Vegas is sparing no expense to attract crowds tonight.

Trading Places: TV and the Internet

Dec 30, 2004
Researchers have found that for the first time ever, hours of Internet use surpassed TV viewing for the average American. Marketplace's Helen Palmer looks at whether that's a good thing.

A cure for blood shortages?

Dec 30, 2004
A new medical idea is poised to help with chronic blood shortages around the country. Sandy Hausman reports on the future of polyheme.

Germany's population challenge - behind bars

Dec 30, 2004
The average age of prisoners in Germany is increasing. From Germany, Kyle James looks at how the demographic trend could affect the country's population.

Wanted: coal miners

Dec 30, 2004
Today, we get an idea of employers' hiring needs with the monthly release of the Help Wanted Index. Reporter Mark Nootbaar takes us to one place in the U.S. where there are a lot of high paying jobs available right now...but there's a downside.

2004 - A big years in sports

Dec 30, 2004
What do the Boston Red Sox, the NHL and steroids have in common? They all had a big impact on the sports industry during 2004. Marketplace business of sports commentator David Carter joins host Tess Vigeland for a review of the biggest sports business stories of the year.

Merger mania

Dec 30, 2004
It's been the busiest quarter for mergers in four years. Marketplace's money guru Chris Farrell joins host Matthew Algeo to explain what's spurring all of these new corporate deals.

China and the quota system

Dec 29, 2004
A big change in trade takes place this week. Marketplace host David Brown talks to Harvard professor David Weil about the impending expiration of major textile quotas. Will China dominate in the coming years?

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