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Who should foot the bill for downed jockeys?

Apr 27, 2005
Today in Louisville Kentucky, a U.S. District Court heard a lot about horses. Racehorses, to be exact. Jockeys are fighting with track owners over just how much risk they should bear on the job. Injuries caused by a 40-mile-an-hour spill can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care. Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, opens its racing season this Saturday -- but both sides are digging in. Kahtleen Adams reports.

Will super-sized Airbus meet industry expectations?

Apr 27, 2005
The new Airbus super-jumbo -- the A380 -- lifted off for the first time today. But how well will it do with airlines? Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

Polaroid retirees see little from sale

Apr 27, 2005
Retired employees at Polaroid won't be seeing much of a payout when the $426 million sale of the company goes through today. They'll each get a mere $47. Compare that to a combined $21 million sendoff that Polaroid's chairman and chief executive are getting. Marketplace's Helen Palmer has the story.

Commentary: Oil company profits

Apr 27, 2005
High oil prices have oil companies raking in record profits these days. But commentator Vijay Vaitheswaran says the profits mask some very serious problems.

CAFTA and soccer

Apr 27, 2005
Congress is debating a Central American free trade agreement. The Bush administration says we need closer ties with our closer neighbors to consolidate democracy in the region and to compete with China. But CAFTA...as the agreement is called...is also the latest attempt in a decades-old effort to unite Central America. From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports part of that unity can be found on the soccer field.
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Langone's Bid for the NYSE

Apr 26, 2005
More details about Kenneth Langone's competing bid to buy out the New York Stock Exchange have emerged. Funny thing is, it's not that different from the deal the NYSE announced last week. Host David Brown speaks with <i>Business Week's?</i> Michael Mandel about the competing bids.

Learning lessons from the London Stock Exchange

Apr 26, 2005
The dust is still clearing from last week's announcement that the New York Stock Exchange will become a public company. The same thing happened at the London Stock Exchange several years ago. As Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports, the NYSE might want to take heed.

Revised numbers for the uninsured

Apr 26, 2005
The Census Bureau revised its arithmetic and more Americans might have health insurance than we thought. Not because of a sudden economic upswing, but because of how numbers are counted. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.

On the job training for new farmers

Apr 26, 2005
As fewer young Americans grow up on farms, older farmers want to keep their farms intact. Twenty states have begun addressing the issue by creating programs that match older farmers with younger farmers who are looking for land and perhaps a mentor. South Dakota Public Radio's Curt Nickisch reports on one such relationship.

Commentary: Social Security

Apr 26, 2005
Despite weakening popular support for President Bush's social security plan, the administration is still plugging away. Commentator David Kennedy weighs in.

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