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Insuring against future disasters

Jun 23, 2005
In Sri Lanka, only a fraction of the population was insured against the tsunami that hit six months ago. But maybe that's changing. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Creating a legacy

Jun 23, 2005
Lisa Napoli asks author Bill Jensen about the best way to answer the question, What is your life's work?

Have diploma, heading home

Jun 23, 2005
Many college grads move back in with mom & dad to make ends meet. Cheryl Glaser talks with Janet Bodnar of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, about setting some financial ground rules.

Iraq says it's time to chip in

Jun 22, 2005
Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafri told a conference of 80 nations in Brussels that a stable future is possible for Iraq. It'll just take a committment. Stephen Beard reports from the European Desk in London.
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Sweet maison Alabama

Jun 22, 2005
The European consortium that makes Airbus airplanes said today that it will put a new $600 million factory in Mobile, Alabama. Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports that there's some politics in the selection.

A logging battle takes familiar form

Jun 22, 2005
A big California logging company says it's about to be forced out of business. But what's the culprit: are all the trees gone, or is over-regulation to blame? Craig Miller reports from Humboldt County.

After the fall

Jun 21, 2005
Corporate scandals of the past few years have built some strong associations in our minds: WorldCom/Bernie Ebbers, Tyco/Dennis Koslowski, Adelphia/John Rigas. Executives are shuffled off, sometimes to jail; Kai Ryssdal asks Fortune Magazine's Adam Lashinsky what happens to the companies left behind.

America's new trading friend

Jun 21, 2005
President Bush met with Vietnam's prime minister at the White House today. Phan Van Khai is the first Vietnamese leader to visit the United States since the end of the war. Bush told him he'll support Vietnam's bid to join the World Trade Organization; Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.

As sweet as sugar

Jun 21, 2005
The congress is hard at work, but that doesn't mean anything is happening. CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, isn't moving. The Bush Administration is hoping for a vote on the treaty this week. But whether or not the Senate approves may come down to a most unlikely vegetable. Sam Eaton reports.

Too sexy for my chador

Jun 21, 2005
They may be wearing traditional veils, but what some Iranian women are keeping under wraps may be positively, well, victorian. Delphine Minoui reports.

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