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Between Iran and a hard place

Aug 8, 2005
As promised, Iranian officals restarted their uranium enrichment program today. And Stephen Beard reports from the European Desk in London on the contentious relationship between the EU, the US and Iran.

Hanging on the telephone in Thailand

Aug 8, 2005
In Thailand last month, the country's Prime Minister assumed sweeping powers in three provinces, hoping to quell a Muslim insurgency that's killed some 800 people in the last 18 months. But the government's using some controversial tactics to get the job done, one involving cell phone users. Miranda Kennedy reports.
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The changing face of local news

Aug 8, 2005
More people, especially more young people, consume local news than you might think. This week Adam Clayton Powell III's book <em>Reinventing Local News</em> hits shelves; he talks to Lisa Napoli.

A jobs-for-tax-breaks switcheroo?

Aug 8, 2005
Every year, states and cities hand out $50 billion in tax breaks to companies in a battle to lure new jobs. But in a new book, author Greg LeRoy says that job creation is a myth. He talks to Scott Jagow.

Breaking into the US market

Aug 5, 2005
Chinese companies are lining up to buy American. Preferably ones with big names. More from Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

Tattooed fruit

Aug 5, 2005
You go to the store and buy a piece of fruit, get it home, wash it &mdash; then struggle to peel off that price sticker. But the New York Times recently reported that tattooed fruit is on the way. Commentator Tim Bedore has more.

Say goodbye to the Fighting Illini

Aug 5, 2005
American Indian mascots have a long sports history &mdash; which some find offensive, even racist. But today the NCAA announced it will prohibit schools from using mascots in its postseason tournaments starting August 2008. Cheryl Glaser reports.

It's all in the turn of phrase

Aug 5, 2005
Sure, we know the Dow doesn't really <em>flirt</em> with 11,000. But what harm is there in having a little fun when we do the numbers? Marketplace's Scott Tong reports on the pitfalls of metaphor.

Baidu: a Google for China

Aug 5, 2005
Baidu is the name of China's biggest search engine. Its shares started trading on the Nasdaq this morning. Investors did what investors usually do when there's a hot new IPO: they dove right in. Beijing Bureau Chief Jocelyn Ford reports.

Marketing to boomers

Aug 5, 2005
In TV, advertisers covet the 18 to 49-year old demographic. But by the end of next year's TV season, more than half the nation's baby boomers will be over 50. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on whether marketers plan to follow them over the hill.

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