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Temptation and self-denial on the web

Aug 10, 2005
Ethan Lindsey looks at a new anti-procrastination tool. Sure, you want to click, but maybe you should check your e-mail first.

Take a ride in the fast lane

Aug 10, 2005
Want to ride in the carpool lane, but don't have a companion? Buy a hybrid car — it's a provision that's in the new highway bill the President will sign today. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.

Disney is still the happiest place on earth

Aug 9, 2005
A Delaware judge ruled this afternoon the Walt Disney company and its board did nothing wrong when they gave former company President Michael Ovtiz $140 million to go away. Shareholders claimed that chairman Michael Eisner and the Disney board of directors weren't looking out for their investors as the law requires. But that's not the way the judge saw it. Jeff Tyler reports.

Fighting for the right to peek

Aug 9, 2005
More than half of the publicly-traded companies in this country make their corporate homes in the state of Delaware; it's one of the few that let businesses incorporate without actually being there. The documents are in Delaware, but only Delaware-ians can see 'em — for now. From WHYY, Aries Keck reports.

A fine looking economics book

Aug 9, 2005
William Goetzmann is a professor of finance at Yale, which is home to a collection of economic antiques. He and his colleagues have just published what may be a first: a coffee-table book for economists. He talks to host Kai Ryssdal.

Copper in Swaziland

Aug 9, 2005
Most of the world's phone lines are still made of good old copper wire. In southern Africa, copper is relatively cheap, easy to work with. And in the roadside markets of Swaziland — it's mostly stolen. Megan Williams reports.

iTunes looks forward

Aug 9, 2005
Apple launched its iTunes music service in Japan late last week. Just a couple of days later, it's sold a million songs. What's next? Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

Making way for real estate

Aug 9, 2005
In many older neighborhoods, there's lots of land but fewer houses than developers would like. To scrape a few acres together, developers can spend years dickering with individual homeowners. One neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina has come up with a solution — a new deal for high-end developers. Martha Woodroof reports.

Beachfront property — in Gaza

Aug 9, 2005
Israel has a plan to withdraw some Jewish settlers and soldiers from Gaza in the next couple of weeks. Many Palestinians are skeptical it will happen. Investors, on the other hand, are banking on it. Irris Makkler reports.
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The wrong prescription

Aug 8, 2005
Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, wants both the Justice Department and the SEC to look into whether doctors are selling insider information about drug trials to Wall Street. David Heath, reporter for the Seattle Times, talks to host Kai Ryssdal.

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