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Movin' on up

Dec 13, 2004
A half century of legal wrangling around one of the world's best art collections may be finished. The Barnes Foundation Collection in suburban Philadelphia includes works by Picasso, Cezanne and Matisse. A Pennsylvania judge ruled today the Foundation can break its trust and move to a new location in the heart of Philly's museum district. As Alisa Roth reports, the Barnes Battle has always been caught up in money.

The Best Gift Ever - Jeff Bezos

Dec 13, 2004
And now, another installment of The Best Gift Ever. Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com.What gift really jazzed you? Drop us a line, letters@marketplace.org.

Battling identity theft

Dec 13, 2004
Identity theft is growing faster than any other white-collar crime in the US. So what can we do about it? Host Tess Vigeland talks to Bob Sullivan, author of the identity theft book, Your Evil Twin, about some of the techniques and challenges involved in fighting this highly profitable crime.

The Best Gift Ever - Wolfgang Puck

Dec 13, 2004
Today, the first installment in our holiday series--The Best Gift Ever!

But will a bank take it?

Dec 13, 2004
Tired of worrying about the falling dollar? Maybe it's time to invest in another kind of money: NONEY! Robin Amer reports on a popular alternative currency created by an American artist that continues to grow in value.

The mystery ... of oil prices

Dec 10, 2004
OPEC members met in Cairo today - and agreed to cut oil production by a million barrels a day. A reduction that big is supposed to drive oil prices up. That's not what happened. The price of light crude fell two dollars, closing at $40.50 a barrel. We asked our Stephen Beard to help explain what's going on...
Posted In: Canada

Go north, go north

Dec 10, 2004
Hundreds of despondent Kerry voters in Seattle, San Francisco and LA came this week to explore "The Canadian Option." That's the name of a seminar put on by a Vancouver BC immigration law firm that's capitalizing on the rush by some Americans fed up with the Bushadministration. From KPLU public radio in Seattle, Bellamy Pailthorp reports.

Miss Manners goes to Germany

Dec 10, 2004
In Germany, unemployment is stuck at 10 percent. The country's pension and health systems are in trouble. High wage costs are sending jobs abroad. But, what's really weighing of the minds of many Germans are things like which fork one uses for the salad? Or how does one excuse oneself to go to the bathroom during a meeting? Teaching etiquette has become one of the few growth industries in Germany. Kyle James reports from Berlin.

From rap ... to the boardroom

Dec 9, 2004
Hip Hop musician Jay-Z is officially retired as a rapper. But he's making a comeback, of sorts, as the new CEO and president of Def Jam Records. Will a recording artist be able to succeed as the chief of a big-time label? Host David Brown and Variety's Phil Gallo discuss why Jay-Z got the job.

China and the WTO

Dec 9, 2004
Tomorrow is the deadline for China to meet a promise to the World Trade Organization. It's supposed to open markets to outside investment. The Chinese would seem to be on target, if American investment is any measure: it doubled over the past year. But direct sales? That's still a work in progress. Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford explains why doing business a la Amway, Avon and Mary Kay is considered controversial.
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