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The nine digits that mean a lot

Jul 5, 2005
For years, Social Security numbers have been used to link a name with a bank account. But some companies — and politicians — are trying to change that. Jaime Bedrin reports from WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina

A nice visit to Burgerville

Jul 4, 2005
Burgerville looks like any other local burger joint. But for this Oregon chain, the emphasis is on local. David Welch reports.

Setting the night afire

Jul 4, 2005
Fireworks celebrations are getting more elaborate, and somebody's gotta pay. Tanya Ott reports on who's footing the bill.

Banking on themselves

Jul 4, 2005
Street kids in India struggle daily; having a savings account might seem like a luxury. But some are getting the chance to put their earnings away. Judith Ritter reports.
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Bang, bang, pop, whiz!

Jul 4, 2005
Meet Julian Jimenez, longtime fireworks operator.

Making your bratwurst sing

Jul 4, 2005
Sauerkraut's popularity is growing in the states. Brian Bull reports from Wisconsin, the new sauerkraut capital of the world.

Summing up Sandra Day O'Connor

Jul 1, 2005
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the country's highest court, and leaves the first vacancy in eleven years. As Marketplace's Amy Scott reports, O'Connor's often tie-breaking votes helped shape the business and economic landscape of the last 24 years.

Holding the internet's reins

Jul 1, 2005
Type a web address into your computer, and your request zooms across the internet until gets directions from some really big root server computers. The U.S. controls them. And despite earlier promises, America won't be be letting go. Kai Ryssdal talks to Declan McCullagh from cNet.

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.

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