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Holiday weddings

Nov 24, 2004
When most Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving meal, many recent Chinese immigrants will be enjoying dinner at a wedding. Alisa Roth reports Thanksgiving is one of the few days many Chinese immigrants have off, making it a great day for weddings and the wedding industry.

Labor Unions -- the China way

Nov 23, 2004
News out of Asia has it that Walmart is allowing it's Chinese workers to unionize. Will this have any affect here in the U.S., where no Walmart employees are labor union members? Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford explains the differences between American and Chinese unions.
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A raw deal?

Nov 23, 2004
Congress says it will now let U.S. employers hire 20,000 more high tech workers from overseas. American companies say they can't compete globally without dipping deeper into the pool of foreign talent. But as Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports, some critics think American workers may be on the losing end of this deal...

Letters!!

Nov 23, 2004
Marketplace host Cheryl Glaser dips into a sampling of the mail we recieve. And we get a lot of mail ...

That charitable season

Nov 23, 2004
This is a busy time for non-profits. From collecting and delivering Turkey dinners to organizing Christmas toy drives, there's lots of work for volunteers to do. And plenty of people who wanna help. But as Emily Donahue reports from KUT in Austin, Texas, finding intelligent and creative ways to use those volunteers can be serious work.

Keeping the peace?

Nov 23, 2004
The insurgents in Fallujah are all but crushed. But can the U.S. hold onto the city with the help of Iraqi forces? In April, the Iraqis faltered badly, joining with insurgents or deserting their posts. The same thing's happening in Mosul. But the Iraqis say they'll perform better this time, in part because they scrapped liberal hiring practices. Borzou Daragahi reports.

Flip that coin

Nov 23, 2004
Greed. Corruption. Scandal. The story of America's rare double-eagle coin has all the makings of an adventure novel. Why is it so highly prized and what will people go though to get it? Host Kai Ryssdal gets some answers from David Tripp, author of "Gold, Greed and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle"...

Enter the Blockbuster!

Nov 23, 2004
In the mid-1970s, the movie industry experienced the beginning of a new phenomenon: the blockbuster. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Tom Shone, author of "Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer" about how this new kind of film changed the way business was done in Hollywood.

Play ball! Again!

Nov 22, 2004
Washington DC's new baseball team got baptized today. The team formerly know as the Montreal Expos is now officially the Washington Nationals. City and Major League Baseball officials also unveiled the team's colors: red, white, blue and gold. But does the team have someplace to play? Gretchen Cook has more on that score...

Best Buy beefs up for the Holidays

Nov 22, 2004
A new survey from the Consumer Federation of America finds 17 percent of people questioned plan to shell out more this holiday season than last year.But a third say they're cutting back. No surprise that many retailers aren't adding more jobs than they did last season. But one big-box chain is bucking the trend. Kim Green looks at why Best Buy is feeling confident.

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