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Heathrow's troubles

Aug 12, 2005
British Airways is getting about 70,000 passengers on their way who had been stuck at Heathrow Airport after a two-day strike. BA claims it is the innocent victim here: union leaders say the trouble was sparked by the tough management tactics of an American catering firm. Stephen Beard reports.

Private security in Iraq

Aug 12, 2005
In Iraq, 25,000 civilians — heavily armed civilians — are guarding or helping to guard everything from Army bases to construction sites. Daniel Bergner writes about them in this weekend's New York Times Magazine, and he says it all starts with what you call 'em.
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On Target at the New Yorker magazine

Aug 12, 2005
When readers of the New Yorker open their copies next week they'll find them full of ads from the discount retailer Target. So full, in fact, that there won't be any other ads in the whole magazine. Alisa Roth reports.

Fight or flight in gaza

Aug 12, 2005
Israel's withdrawal from Gaza begins on Monday: some Jewish settlers are already packing up. Other settlers plan to stay until the bitter end. Irris Makkler reports from one of the first settlements scheduled to be shut down.
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Sports shoes competition

Aug 12, 2005
It used to be Adidas versus Reebok; now, it'll be Adidas AND Reebok. The two companies agreed last week to a $3.8 billion merger. Sports commentator Michael Knisley says the impact on the business of sports starts in China.

Fuel economy for the airlines

Aug 12, 2005
In an effort to help airlines cut costs, Boeing's developed a way to make planes more efficient on runways and tarmacs. Jason Paur reports from Seattle.

As Peter Jennings exits, who enters?

Aug 12, 2005
Longtime television news anchor Peter Jennings died of lung cancer this week, leaving ABC with the question of what to do with their nightly news show. Cheryl Glaser talks to entertainment commentator Michael Speier.

How do you know what you need?

Aug 11, 2005
There was a line in Pfizer's press release this morning that bears mentioning. The president of Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals Pat Kelly said, in part: We want consumers to be aware of serious medical conditions. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Trudy Lieberman about how this awareness/demand cycle works — she's written about it in the August issue of the Columbia Journalism Review.

All eyes on Hugo Chavez

Aug 11, 2005
Venezuela's president says foreign oil firms have stiffed his country for about $3 billion in taxes. Marketplace's Americas correspondent Dan Grech reports the tighter controls reflect shifts in Venezuela's foreign policy that have oil companies — and Washington — paying attention.

A job that's a treasure?

Aug 11, 2005
On the face of it, it sounds like a pretty good job: Wine and dine with big-time collectors, travel the world, pull down a salary in the low- to mid-six figures. Plus see great art every day at the office. So why is it that so many prestigious art museums having a hard time filling their top jobs? Joel Rose from WHYY reports.

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