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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 — 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 — 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.

Action movies go bust

Aug 5, 2005
Lisa Napoli talks to Variety's Michael Speier about this summer's blockbusters.

Reluctant leisure time

Aug 5, 2005
Kristine Enea's co-author of a book on the subject of time off. She says many companies are encouraging workers to go away for a while. So why do Americans give up a fourth of our vacation time each year?

Hot enough for ya?

Aug 4, 2005
At Marketplace, we're all about the numbers. And the numbers we're seeing in this heat wave are impressive &mdash; especially the ones showing all the power being used on the east coast. Hillary Wicai reports.

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