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A pricey place to rest

Dec 8, 2004
An announcement yesterday from the Egyptian government: 20 more gilded mummies have been found at an oasis in Western Egypt. 214 others have been discovered in the region. Guess that's why they call it the 'Valley of the Gilded Mummies'. Five bronze coins were found with the mummies--payment for the trip to the afterlife. Nowadays, you pay up front. From upstate New York, North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports on a final resting place that could set you back a million and a half dollars.

Wine without borders

Dec 7, 2004
The Supreme Court heard arguments today about whether wineries will be able to sell directly to consumers in all 50 states. It pits two amendments of the constitution against one another - and two powerful lobbies in the $21 billion wine business. Host David Brown speaks to US News reporter Betsy Streisand about the case.

"Send in the ... contractors?"

Dec 7, 2004
Order is collapsing and violence is increasing in Sudan, pushing the country to the brink of chaos. The United Nations issued that warning last night for the country's Darfur region, where more than one point six million people have been driven from their homes by civil war. U.S. troops won't be going in to help anytime soon. But Washington is sending over private military contractors. As Eric Niiler reports, this reflects an important shift.
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Letters!

Dec 7, 2004
Host David Brown rummages through the mailbag and finds out what's on listeners' minds. Trust us on this - you don't want to miss it!

A most expensive resting place

Dec 7, 2004
An announcement today from the Egyptian government: 20 more gilded mummies have been found at an oasis in Western Egypt. 214 others have been discovered in the region. Guess that's why they call it the 'Valley of the Gilded Mummies'. Five bronze coins were found with the mummies, payment for the trip to the afterlife. Nowadays, you pay up front. From upstate New York, North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports on a final resting place that'll set you back a million and a half dollars.

The falling dollar

Dec 7, 2004
European Finance Ministers got together yesterday to talk about the dollar. It's dropped about 9 percent against the Euro since October. The EU is asking the Bush Administration to stem the fall. So why isn't the U.S. taking action? Stacey Vanek Smith reports. Also, the Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes offers his perspective.

India's newest challenge

Dec 7, 2004
Intel recently announced it's investing $40 million to add facilities in the Southern Indian City of Bangalore. India's high-tech capital, Bangalore has become the hub of India's IT services economy. Two to three western companies now start operations in the city every week. But the government hasn't revamped the city's infrastructure fast enough to keep pace with its growth. Miranda Kennedy looks at whether this problem will impede India's plans to become a global business center.

Tort reform - revisited

Dec 6, 2004
Members of Congress returned to Washington today, after a break for Thanksgiving. They've already made a deal toward revamping the country's intelligence apparatus. And the House is planning to wrap up work on a $388 billion spending bill. There's already a lot of talk about Social Security and tax reform--priorities for the next Congress. At a time when money issues are taking center stage, commentator and economist Glenn Hubbard worries about one issue getting sidetracked.

Partnerships for the future?

Dec 6, 2004
A major international airport wants to expand, with all the smog and noise that comes with it. What would you think if I told you that local grassroots activists are working together with airport officials to win approval of the expansion? Robin Urevich reports on an unusual partnership announced today... one that could signal a trend.

Fox and Clear Channel cut a deal

Dec 6, 2004
Fox News likes to say "We Report, You Decide". So, what do you make of this? The cable network has signed a deal with the country's largest chain of radio stations to provide national news for most of the news and talk outlets operated by Clear Channel Communications. A pairing made in heaven? Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.

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