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The business with steroids and baseball

Aug 11, 2005
Rafael Palmeiro is heading back to work after serving a 10-day suspension for using steroids. Business of sports analyst David Carter talks to Cheryl Glaser about steroids and baseball.

Chris Farrell on interest rates

Aug 11, 2005
This week, for the 10th time in a row, the Federal Reserve bumped up its benchmark interest rate a quarter point. That rate now sits at 3 and a half percent and seems headed higher than experts had predicted. Scott Jagow asks Chris Farrell what's going on.

How bad are things at Fannie Mae?

Aug 10, 2005
Fannie Mae is in some deep financial trouble — although it is one of our underwriters — but it doesn't know exactly how much. After the bell Tuesday the company said it won't finish its earnings restatement until late next year. Dawn Kopecki from Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal talks to host Kai Rysdall about what happend with a call with Fannie Mae's CEO this morning.

Sri Lanka: Rebuilding, but in debt

Aug 10, 2005
The island country of Sri Lanka suffered heavy damages in last December's tsunami. Aid pledges for the region came to about $2 billion. But politics and bureaucracy have kept that money from those most in need. Miranda Kennedy reports.
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When is ice cream not ice cream?

Aug 10, 2005
When the Food and Drug Administration says it isn't. But what the FDA says may change soon, thanks to a proposal that will make it easier to relax food standards. Gretchen Cook has more.

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.

A break for artists?

Aug 10, 2005
Right now, when art collectors donate works to museums, they can claim a charitable deduction — but an artist cannot. Congress is thinking about giving them such a break. From Iowa Public Radio, Joyce Russell reports.

When Bambi looks a little pork-y

Aug 10, 2005
President Bush is scheduled to sign the highway bill today. Included in its $286 billion are some projects that smell of pork — say, $200,00 for a deer-avoidance system. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum has more.

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.

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.

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