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Say the right thing

Jul 1, 2005
In the 1990s, American companies to created codes of conduct for the textile manufacturers they work with overseas to prohibit child labor and sweatshops. But they're discovering the new rules have helped create a whole new set of problems. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

Sartorial time-savers

Jul 1, 2005
Predictions say July 4th will be the biggest travel day ever. How to speed through airport lines? A smile might help — and you might want to be wearing the right shoes.

Tony Blair steps in at the EU

Jul 1, 2005
Today's the day Britain takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union. Stephen Beard reports, some say that model's not all it's cracked up to be.

Too young to play

Jul 1, 2005
The NBA's rules about who can be drafted are changing. Lisa Napoli talks with commentator Diana Nyad about whether this really will protect young players.

A superhero and some aliens

Jul 1, 2005
Tess Vigeland talks with Michael Speier about what Hollywood's sagging numbers mean, in the big picture.

So long and farewell to the SEC

Jun 30, 2005
Back when William Donaldson agreed to head the SEC, the names in the news were Enron and WorldCom. The SEC has been active ever since. But USC law professor Eric Talley doubts the White House thought Donaldson would be quite so busy.

The Federal Reserve - across the board

Jun 30, 2005
President Bush is expected to name three new members to the Fed's Board of Governors over the next several months. He'll be just the third President since FDR to have appointed all seven Fed governors. Marketplace Business Editor Cheryl Glaser has more.

Bringing Blair's flair to the EU

Jun 30, 2005
Each member country takes charge of the EU's president's seat for six months, and it's Tony's turn, as of tomorrow. He's been getting started on his agenda. From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

That's billion, with a B

Jun 30, 2005
Commentator Jeff Steinbrink is not a billionaire. But not for lack of imagination.

The worldwide world series

Jun 30, 2005
Major League Baseball's gearing up for the All-Star break in a couple weeks. The League hopes to use some of the attention around the game to launch a new global baseball tournament — in the style of soccer's World Cup. Tess Vigeland talkes with commentator David Carter.

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