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Sinclair's bad week

Oct 22, 2004
It hasn't been a good week for Sinclair Broadcasting. First there was the controversy surrounding a documentary it planned to air. Then, the company's stock plunged. Now, Sinclair faces a lawsuit from its shareholders. Host Cheryl Glaser talks to the shareholder's attorney William Lerach, about the danger of promoting political ideologies in a publicly held company.

Crowded ports ... and delays

Oct 21, 2004
As we all know, many of the goodies transported in Santa's sleigh from the North Pole arrive in this country via China. A lot of people must have qualified for Santa's list this year, because demand for consumer goods is way up. At the nation's busiest port in Long Beach, they were expecting a five percent increase in commercial traffic for the season. Instead, it's already up ten percent. That's created severe congestion. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler has the story.

Baseball reaches for the satellites

Oct 21, 2004
XM Satellite Radio's got a major new deal with Major League Baseball that offers subscribers access to games from every pro team. Marketplace host Tess Vigeland and Fox Sport's Ed Derse discuss baseball's leap to new media platform, which may recall the golden age of the game.

Ballot Bucks: The quest for jobs

Oct 21, 2004
Time again for Ballot Bucks, our series on the important economic issues being debated by the presidential candidates. Today, Marketplace's Bob Moon looks at what the candidates can and can't do to create new jobs. (Photo: Getty Images)

An oil economy

Oct 21, 2004
You don't like high oil prices. I don't like high oil prices. But what about the folks whose economic opinions really matter. Alan Greenspan and his colleagues at the Federal Reserve. Our economist in residence Chris Farrell now with more on the oil economy.

Baseball is on fire

Oct 21, 2004
It's one of the greatest comebacks ever in the history of sports. The Boston Red Sox rallied from a three-game deficit to beat the New York Yankees and win the American League Championship last night. Business of sports analyst David Carter says great match-ups like these have helped make it a winning season for Major League Baseball. (Photo: Getty Images)

Organs - Online ...

Oct 20, 2004
Today in Denver Bob Hickey got a kidney transplant. Nothing revolutionary there except that this is reportedly the first transplant arranged through a private website. It's called MatchingDonors.com - and that's exactly what it does. Helen Palmer reports from the Heath Desk at WGBH that critics, including those who manage the national donor list, are worried about the intrusion of the private market into the organ donor system.

Ballot Bucks: social security

Oct 20, 2004
This year the most expensive - and expansive - government program in world history has been relegated to also-ran status as an election issue. Social Security is a $471-billion retirement insurance system for 47 million Americans. It's bigger than the entire budgets of all but eight countries. By some accounts, it's headed for bankruptcy. Today as we continue "Ballot Bucks" -- our buyer's guide to the money issues of the campaign -- John Dimsdale sorts things out. (Photo: Getty Images)

The NBA heads east

Oct 20, 2004
It was the full court press in China over the weekend for the National Basketball Association. Hoops fans paid about $360 each to see the games. These were the first official games in China by a North American sports league. In the lineup - local superstar Yao Ming and his Houston Rockets. From Beijing our own Jocelyn Ford has a courtside review... (Photo: Getty Images)
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Venezuelan Exodus

Oct 20, 2004
Citizens in Venezuela remain deeply divided over President Hugo Chavez. Unemployment is high. Crime is rampant. It's enough to make some folks pack up and move to another country. And as reporter Carole King discovered, there's someone in Caracas who's more than happy to hold the door for them. (Photo: ANDREW ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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