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Chris Farrell on immigration

Aug 25, 2005
The immigration issue is a hot topic in Washington, from border control to a new guest worker program. Fininance expert Chris Farrell talks to Scott Jagow about the economics of immigrants.

Chinese textiles unwelcome in the EU

Aug 25, 2005
There are tons of clothes piled up at warehouses in Europe that aren't headed to stores. The EU says China has hit its limit of certain exports. From the European Desk in London Stephen Beard reports.

A new sports network?

Aug 25, 2005
A TV network you may not have heard of recently signed a deal with a sports league you may have forgotten about: the National Hockey League. Sports commentator David Carter tells Lisa Napoli that it may not be under the radar for long.

The cost of a swabbing a Navy base clean

Aug 24, 2005
A submarine base in Connecticut was taken off the chopping block this morning. Commissioners said it was too important to close — might have been too expensive, too. From WNPR, Harriet Jones reports.

Keeping healthy at work

Aug 24, 2005
Job coaches will tell you that you're in the best position to ask for a higher salary and more vacation after a job offer is on the table. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH that health coverage may be the new sticking point.

How much school does a lawyer need?

Aug 24, 2005
Some say that law school is two years' worth of classes crammed into three years. On program has responded: students starting today at the University of Dayton Law School should be done in 2007. Mhari Saito explains.

Wrangling greenhouse gases

Aug 24, 2005
Today there's word that nine states in the northeast have agreed to cap emissions coming from power plants. Marketplace's Scott Tong has the story.

Retiring to Costa Rica has some surprises

Aug 24, 2005
Some Americans are looking beyond the retirement havens of Florida and Arizona to places abroad, like Costa Rica. But it seems Americans are exporting the very cost of living they are trying to escape. Dan Grech reports.

Trouble for the bubble?

Aug 24, 2005
If you were thinking of buying a house last month, maybe you just gave up: the sale of existing homes dropped off 2.6 percent in July. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on the prospects for real estate.

Calling a hotel home

Aug 24, 2005
It began a few years ago: Guests in posh hotels could buy almost everything in their rooms to take home-the sheets, beds, artwork, furniture, even plants. But now you can move right in; Rudy Maxa has the story.

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