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My lawyer got me one million dollars...

Nov 4, 2005
The British government has unveiled plans to curb what it calls British "compensation culture"— what we know as personal injury lawsuits. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Bush heads to Argentina

Nov 3, 2005
President Bush travels today to Argentina for the fourth Summit of the Americas to talk free trade. But increasingly, hemispheric free trade is looking like a pipe-dream. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
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More bad news on the bird flu front

Nov 3, 2005
The Asian Development Bank had some dire projections today about what a bird flu pandemic might cost in dollars and lives. Ruth Kirchner reports on preparing for the worst-case scenario.
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Eid reveals consumer confidence in Baghdad

Nov 3, 2005
The Muslim holiday Eid begins today. It marks the end of Ramadan and is typically a time for shopping. Borzou Daragahi checks in with how Eid sales are doing in the markets of Baghdad.

Good thing SUV sales are down...

Nov 3, 2005
The International Energy Agency says oil prices could be much higher in a couple decades. Unless... Middle East countries start spending billions on new production. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

That's a lot of yen.

Nov 3, 2005
In China, the rich are getting richer. It took $125 million to make the new Forbes list of the 200 wealthiest Chinese. So who are these people making big bread in a communist country? Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.

Commercializing Ramadan

Nov 2, 2005
Muslims mark the end of Ramadan tomorrow. It's been a month filled with fasting, Koran reading, and spiritual reflection. But Ramadan has also become a retail bonanza. From Jerusalem, Hilary Krieger reports.

German reform hits a snag

Nov 2, 2005
The new coalition government in Germany has begun to collapse even before it has been sworn in. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.

Farms reclaimed in South Africa

Nov 1, 2005
It has been more than ten years since the end of apartheid in South Africa. Now, for the first time, the government is aggressivelytransferring land from white farmers to blacks. <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/reporters/fitzpatrick.html">Terry FitzPatrick</a> reports.
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But can you drive in the carpool lane?

Nov 1, 2005
As more and more Indians buy cars, air quality worsens from New Delhi to Mumbai. But a new, home-grown electric car, the Reva, may be the solution. Miranda Kennedy reports.

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