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May 26, 2005
You may not care about a picture of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt vacationing in Africa, and yet Us Magazine reportedly forked over $500 grand for one. The curious and lucrative world of celebrity photography inspired veteran photographer Peter Howe to write a book about it.

Cities take on global warming

May 26, 2005
President Bush has declined to sign the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty designed to cool global warming. The White House says Kyoto would put the U.S at a competitive disadvantage. But more than 150 American cities have decided to comply with Kyoto anyway. They say they're thinking globally, but they also admit it helps them economically, and, as Curt Nickisch reports, it gives them a competitive advantage.
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The Undocumented War - Part 3

May 25, 2005
Around the border area of Tucson, Arizona, nearly a half million -- mostly Mexicans -- were picked up by the border patrol trying to leave Mexico for the United States. Probably double that number made it into U.S. At least several hundred will die trying. In today's installment of Marketplace's series, The Undocumented War, reporter Scott Carrier speaks to Byrd Baylor, whose home has a window on this human migration.
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Central Asian pipeline provide additional oil

May 25, 2005
A major oil pipeline is being opened across the Caspian Sea today. But will it lower the price of oil? Or just provide a more secure source? Gretchen Cook takes a look.
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EU member states draft constitution

May 25, 2005
This weekend, French voters decide whether to ratify the new proposed EU constitution. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports on what Europe has to lose if France votes "non."
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Interview with Wall Street analyst Emanuel Derman

May 25, 2005
He started off as a nuclear physicist. But these days, he works as an analyst on Wall Street. A huge career switch? Maybe not. Emanuel Derman has found some interesting relationships between physics and finance. And he joins host Kai Ryssdal to talk about them.

"Nobodies to Somebodies"

May 25, 2005
What do the world's great leaders have in common? Former software exec Peter Han went on a quest to find out and discovered that those who really became big names in the business world started out as unknowns. He joins host Lisa Napoli to talk about his book on the subject, "Nobodies to Somebodies."

The Undocumented War - Part 2

May 24, 2005
Every year, nearly a half million people cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Most end up in California, Texas and Arizona. The Southwestern states want Congress to control the border. To make a statement, some volunteer vigilante patrols, known as the Minutemen, recently staked out a stretch in Arizona. For a while, crossings virtually stopped. But in the second part of Marketplace's series, Undocumented War, reporter Scott Carrier finds the flow of immigrants sometimes shifts, but it doesn't stop.
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Indonesian president visits the U.S.

May 24, 2005
Indonesia's first directly elected president meets with President Bush in Washington tomorrow. He's expected to thank the U.S. for its tsunami relief efforts, and to press the Administration for better military and trade relations. But he has another agenda. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
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Mercury and the environment

May 24, 2005
Federal, state, and local officials are meeting in Maine today to talk about ways to reduce mercury levels in the environment. There has been a flurry of lawsuits from states and environmental groups over new federal regulations about mercury emissions from power plants. But a major source of mercury pollution has been largely ignored. William Kistner of Marketplace and American Radio Works has this report.

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