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Long bonds

May 5, 2005
We may soon see the return of the 30-year bond. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell about how it could affect interest rates... and home mortgages.

Look what the movie trailed in

May 5, 2005
A less-recognized part of the film industry is about to get its moment in the spotlight. Tonight, the Key Arts Awards honor the folks who make those splashy movie ads that run before the movies. As Marketplace's Cheryl Glaser tells us, they can play a critical role in a film's success.

Kentucky Derby - Xtreme??

May 5, 2005
Fans of horseracing jockey for the remote control this weekend to watch one of the sport's most timeless events: The Kentucky Derby. Host Lisa Napoli talks to Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator David Carter to see how horseracing is faring in the age of NASCAR mania and "extreme" sports.

World's biggest ports

May 4, 2005
Can you name the top three ports in the world? Here's a hint: They're ALL in Asia. The Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex dropped to number four. That from a new study, which finds volume is growing on both sides of the Pacific, too. But as Rachael Myrow reports, all that trade brings unintended consequences.
Posted In: Canada

Amazon's liquor aisle

May 4, 2005
Amazon.com's adding a liquor aisle. The online retailer already expanded from books and electronics, by partnering with the likes of Toys-R-Us and Target. Now it's toasting a new deal with Wine.com. Curt Nickisch reports.

Turning Tinseltown on its ear

May 4, 2005
The big Hollywood studios don't make most of their money at the ticket window. The big ka-ching is at the DVD rental counter. And those home video revenues keep climbing. Up ten percent last year alone, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Revenues from movies shown on TV went up ten percent as well. Theatrical revenues, however, slipped a percent. Numbers like these are forcing studios to rethink how they package the movie experience. But none has gone quite as far as a small, private entertainment company. It's hooked up with Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland tells us they intend to turn Tinseltown on its ear.

British election update

May 4, 2005
After eight years in power, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Labour party are seeking a third term in office. His popularity has been severely dented by his role in Iraq...but Blair is still likely to win the election. As Stephen Beard reports, the British economy and Blair's finance chief have ridden to his rescue.
Posted In: Canada

Coach is up; first-class is down

May 4, 2005
Airfares have been on the rise the last couple of months. The big airlines have joined in the fare hikes, but it hasn't always been that way. One airline might raise a fare but then back down if others didn't match it. So what's different this time? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports. Then, Rudy Maxa tells us how to benefit from dropping prices in first-class air travel.

The Tao of floating currency

May 3, 2005
Speculation's been building that China will float its currency -- the Yuan -- on international markets. Economist Joseph Stiglitz says the move, even if it happens, won't have the effect that many expect.
Posted In: Canada

British Election update

May 3, 2005
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Labour party face a general election on Thursday. After eight years in power, Blair is seeking a third term in office. His popularity has been severely dented by his role in Iraq... but as Stephen Beard reports from London, Blair will likely win the contest. The British economy and his finance chief have ridden to his rescue.
Posted In: Canada

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