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We've got mail!

Aug 2, 2005
We hear from listeners on a symphonic leader, Citigroup's Sandy Weill, and losing industry to a neighbor. Send your comments to <a href="mailto:letters@marketplace.org">us here</a>.

What is poverty?

Aug 2, 2005
Despite rosy numbers from the Commerce Department &mdash; today we hear that personal incomes rose in June &mdash; millions of Americans still come up short when the bills arrive at the end of the month. From North Carolina Public Radio, Laura Leslie reports.

Going up?

Aug 2, 2005
We'd all love to get a break on gas prices. So why are some local governments telling select gas vendors to shape up &mdash; and pump them up? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Pacific coast caviar

Aug 2, 2005
Years ago wine snobs laughed when California said it could compete with French and Italian vitners. Is caviar poised to become another California success story? Lisa McCree reports.

Long live the King

Aug 1, 2005
The price of oil topped $62 this afternoon. Traders were spooked by news King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has died; he'll be succeeded by half-brother Crown Prince Abdullah. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports the real story today is behind the throne.

Iraq's constitution on the way

Aug 1, 2005
Today the crafters of Iraq's consitution said a draft will be ready for the deadline on August 15th. Professor Juan Cole discusses the process with host Kai Ryssdal.

Sleepless nights in North Carolina

Aug 1, 2005
Two years ago the textile giant Pillowtex closed its plants in central North Carolina. More than 6,000 workers in cities like Concord, Salisbury and Kannapolis lost their jobs. Leoneda Inge checks in with one family.

Taking the business of Washington to TV

Aug 1, 2005
There has been a strange calm over Washington since John Roberts was nominated to the Supreme Court: No sign of the all-out ad war pundits had predicted. Steve Henn has the story.

The Sloan Sessions

Aug 1, 2005
Alan Sloan talks with Scott Jagow about the latest happenings on Wall Street.

What to expect

Aug 1, 2005
20 years ago, Heidi Murkoff penned <em>What to Expect When You're Expecting.</em> But she never expected it to become a full-time industry.

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