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Green energy, greenbacks

Aug 19, 2005
Oil spiked back over $65 today, and concerns about climate change are growing. So it'll come as little surprise that many are placing their bets on a greener shade of industry. Sam Eaton reports.

Movin' on up ... in Costa Rica

Aug 19, 2005
So how do you stretch the dollars you've got? You could skip the latte and pack your own lunch. Or you could head south — way south. From the Americas Desk at WLRN, Dan Grech traveled to Costa Rica.

Merck loses Vioxx trial

Aug 19, 2005
Kai Ryssdal talks to Helen Palmer about the future for Merck; today a Texas jury found the company liable for the death of a patient who took its painkiller Vioxx. The patient's widow was awarded an initial $253 million.

To Russia with love

Aug 19, 2005
Morgan Stanley has been given a license by the central bank in Moscow to trade Russian stocks and bonds. Host Kai Ryssdal gets the story from David Wells, who covers Wall Street for the <em>Financial Times</em>.

If you've got the time, we've got the beer

Aug 19, 2005
Miller Brewing celebrates its 150th birthday this weekend. After a few rocky years, the Milwaukee-based company has poured out some good sales numbers. Chuck Quirmbach of Wisconsin Public Radio reports.

Israel's Gaza withdrawl

Aug 19, 2005
Things are starting to settle down in Gaza; the Israeli evacuation may be complete by early next week. The country is looking for money to support the relocation process. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

More more more Google

Aug 18, 2005
The world's most-used search engine said this morning it's going to sell 14.2 million additional shares. Of course, they'll cost you three times what you would've paid when the company went public a year ago. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

The NCAA and the NIT

Aug 18, 2005
What do poorly paid college assistant coaches, aluminum baseball bats, and a New York City basketball tournament have in common? All three have been the subject of antitrust lawuits faced by the National Collegiate Athletic Association &mdash; aka the NCAA. Marketplace's business of sports analyst Ed Derse talks to Kai Ryssdal about the NCAA's new deal with the NIT.

Easy rider

Aug 18, 2005
The Brits have come up with a new electronic surveillance system that makes it easy to track you as you zoom past toll booths. It's kind of EZ-Pass meets LoJack. Is America far behind? Stephen Beard reports.

Copyright-friendly file sharing

Aug 18, 2005
Software companies that enable users to share files illegally can now be held liable. This has created an opportunity for legal peer to peer networks &mdash; "legal" meaning that copyright holders get paid. Gideon D'Arcangelo reports.

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