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On the run from land reform

Apr 13, 2005
Many commercial farmers from Zimbabwe relocated to neighboring countries when land redistribution efforts began to push white farmers out of that country. Now, Gretchen Wilson reports on one family that's started over in Botswana.

Zippo lighters appear on no-fly list

Apr 13, 2005
Federal regulations already ban lighters from airplane luggage. But new rules starting Thursday will extend the embargo to "Zippo-style" lighters. Think Zippo users are happy about that? How about the company? From WHYY in Philadelphia, Joel Rose reports.

The best deduction ever? Wedding expenses...

Apr 13, 2005
Thank goodness it's not Friday - yet. Four days left to file your taxes. And then you don't have to think about W-2's, AMT's, or 1040s, for another year. Unless you're in the tax preparation business. For these folks, waving goodbye the filing deadline just means saying hello to audit season. As April 15th approaches, we've asked some tax pros to itemize some of their favorite deductions. This week: an accountant hears from a client who wants to deduct his daughter's wedding.

Retirement and Medicare - two crucial issues

Apr 13, 2005
A Congressional panel takes up a bill today that deals with postal workers' pensions. But it could also have an effect on the rest of us. As Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports, what's at stake is -- the price of a stamp. Also, in this edition of The Public's Business, Marketplace commentator Robert Reich says Social Security's problems mask a much bigger crisis.

The best deduction ever? You decide ...

Apr 12, 2005
Thank goodness it's not Friday - yet. Four days left to file your taxes. And then you don't have to think about W-2's, AMT's, or 1040s, for another year.Unless you're in the tax preparation business. For these folks, waving goodbye the filing deadline just means saying hello to audit season. As April 15th approaches, we've asked some tax pros to itemize some of their favorite deductions. Today we hear from Steve Levey, an accountant in Denver.

Another tragedy strikes Bangladesh

Apr 12, 2005
In Bangladesh today, rescue workers sorted through the rubble of a collapsed sweater factory. They could hear sounds from under the concrete and steel - survivors calling for help. Bangladesh is notorious for industrial disasters. Miranda Kennedy reports on the latest tragedy...
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Taking a ride on the CAFTA bus ...

Apr 12, 2005
Tomorrow the Senate holds hearings on the Central American Free Trade Agreement. CAFTA, for short. Some U.S. farmers like the idea. A new $1.5 billion market. Sugar growers and textile workers are dubious. They're worried about cheaper Central American imports. Now a group of Central American ambassadors is trying to build up support for CAFTA. And they're using a staple of American politicking to do it. Think of it as a whistle stop tour without the whistle. From WBHM, reporter Tanya Ott caught up with the tour as it pulled into Birmingham, Alabama.
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Making steel - is importing best?

Apr 11, 2005
After the Bush Administration fought to protect America's steelmakers from cheap imported steel, a big part of the industry is about to fall into foreign hands. Is that in the best interest of the country? Host Scott Jagow talks to Mark Reutter, author of the recent book "Making Steel" about the status of the American steel industry and the implications of the foreign takeover.

Boeing vs. Airbus - a new level of battle

Apr 11, 2005
Boeing and Airbus are fierce competitors for contracts. Now with the State of Washington trying to lure Airbus into Boeing country, could the two companies end up battling for the same workers? From Seattle, Tom Banse reports.

Doughnut Insurance -- A Hole New Type of Coverage

Apr 9, 2005
A new type of health insurance could cut costs for families and small businesses. But is it a healthy choice for everyone? Kai talks with insurance broker and patient advocate, Sean Corry, about what’s inside the doughnut plan.

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