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Women in sports

Apr 8, 2005
Professional sports leagues are taking a second look at female fans. As Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad tells host Kai Ryssdal, there's a lot more women in the stands than you may think.

The elephant in the budget

Apr 8, 2005
Starting on Saturday, folks near Nashville, Tennessee, can check out the new $3.5 million elephant exhibit at their local zoo. The elephants' new 3-acre digs mark the first of about 40 such exhibits being unveiled across the country, as many zoos scramble for ways to keep their largest residents in the face of rising costs and requirements.

India's fight against AIDS, from the front lines

Apr 7, 2005
India has the highest number of AIDS cases in the world. 5.1 million. But with a population of more than a billion, the disease hasn't yet reached epidemic proportions. And because most Indians with AIDS work in the sex industry there is a heavy stigma surrounding the disease. So sex workers have to take prevention into their own hands. From Bombay, or Mumbai as its known locally, Marketplace's Julie Small reports.
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London's petroleum exhange goes quiet - an end of an oil era?

Apr 7, 2005
One of the noisiest financial markets went silent at the close of business today. Gone is the old open outcry system at the London Petroleum Exchange, which deals in oil futures.From now on trades will be conducted electronically. The end of an era? Not quite. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports this could be the start of a transatlantic shouting match.
Posted In: Canada

Golf's growth spurt could cause problems

Apr 7, 2005
The Masters golf tournament starts today in Augusta. Keeping track of all of the PGA tournaments isn't easy these days as the list of events continues to expand. As Marketplace's Business of Sports analyst David Carter tells host Tess Vigeland, that growth spurt may have to be addressed soon.

Rome is bursting at the seams for Pope's funeral

Apr 6, 2005
Rome is literally begging people to stay away. Over a million pilgrims have flooded the city for Pope John Paul the Second's funeral this Friday. Authorities say the city's now full.For businesses in and around St. Peter's, the crowds are a blessing... and curse. Megan Williams reports.
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London's oil trading business goes electronic

Apr 6, 2005
A hush will descend on one of London's noisiest financial markets later this week. The London Petroleum Exchange - which deals in oil futures - will abandon the open outcry system and move to full electronic trading. As Stephen Beard reports from the British capital - this could be the start of a major transatlantic battle.
Posted In: Canada

Airlines struggle with rising fuel costs

Apr 6, 2005
Cash-strapped airlines are sweating the continued rise in fuel prices. How long can they maintain their current fares? And, are passengers willing to pick up the extra cost? Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports. Then, one airline is trying a new Internet marketing technique to put more passengers in seats. Marketplace's travel expert Rudy Maxa looks at its potential for success and whether other carriers are likely to follow suit.

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