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The logistics of relief

Feb 1, 2005
More than a month after Asia's deadly Tsunami, relief workers in Indonesia are still trying to manage the chaos. Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford profiles one unsung hero who has made a big difference.

Downside of blogging?

Feb 1, 2005
Is "dissing" your boss publicly on the Internet the same thing as complaining to a friend over drinks? Where do your rights to say bad things about your employer end? The growing popularity of Internet blogs is raising that question. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into the issue.

Iraqi election

Jan 31, 2005
The Iraqi elections are over and there is a muted optimism within the country over the political success. Will that translate to a brighter economic future for the country? Marketplace's Borzou Daragahi reports.

Marketing Social Security

Jan 31, 2005
Commentator Adam Hanft talks about how Republicans will advertise the Bush Administration's reforms for Social Security. Among their strategies: use plain talk... acknowledge risks... but keep the numbers small.

Your genes in a box

Jan 31, 2005
Today, it's theoretically possible to put your entire genetic code on a CD. But doing anything with the data is pretty hypothetical. Now, some companies are starting to offer genetic tests directly to consumers, as futurist Andrew Zolli tells host David Brown.

Gangster casting

Jan 31, 2005
What do you do when you are a casting director and you need an authentic look for a criminal? Robin Urevich reports on a Los Angeles casting agency that's making it big with a roster of ex-cons.

"The Sloan Sessions": The Super Bowl

Jan 31, 2005
What does the Super Bowl have in common with corporate mergers? Quite a bit, actually. Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan compares their strategies with host Kai Ryssdal in this edition of The Sloan Sessions.

Fresh direct

Jan 31, 2005
Internet businesses not only change how we shop, but where we choose to live. In some neighborhoods, one online store is having so much of an impact that it's boosting real estate prices. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

Cathy ties the knot

Jan 31, 2005
After 28 years of blind dates and dealing with boyfriends, the comic strip character Cathy is finally getting married this weekend. Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite talks with Marketplace host Cheryl Glaser about her job, the sources of her inspiration, and what it's been like to be one of the first women in her profession.

Mexico, and travel warnings

Jan 28, 2005
Condoleeza Rice faced a lot of flak over Iraq during her confirmation hearing. Now sworn in as Secretary of State, her first challenge comes considerably closer to home. Earlier this week the State Department issued a statement warning tourists to beware visiting the busiest border in the world. And that has businesses both here in the states and in Mexico worried. From our bureau at WLRN, Marketplace Americas correspondent Dan Grech explains.

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