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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.

Tony Blair steps in at the EU

Jul 1, 2005
Today's the day Britain takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union. Stephen Beard reports, some say that model's not all it's cracked up to be.

Too young to play

Jul 1, 2005
The NBA's rules about who can be drafted are changing. Lisa Napoli talks with commentator Diana Nyad about whether this really will protect young players.

A superhero and some aliens

Jul 1, 2005
Tess Vigeland talks with Michael Speier about what Hollywood's sagging numbers mean, in the big picture.

So long and farewell to the SEC

Jun 30, 2005
Back when William Donaldson agreed to head the SEC, the names in the news were Enron and WorldCom. The SEC has been active ever since. But USC law professor Eric Talley doubts the White House thought Donaldson would be quite so busy.

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