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Land rights in China?

Mar 7, 2005
We could use a little more "social harmony". That seems to be a theme as China's two-week long National People's Congress gets underway. Couldn't everyone use a little more social harmony? Sure, but in this case, the phrase has a specific meaning.It seems to be China's way of saying 'we need a kinder, gentler gentrification'... From what you might call a 'transitional neighborhood', Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford reports.
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Training Iraq's new police

Mar 7, 2005
Last week, more Iraqi police died in several attacks. Insurgents have targeted police and killed hundreds of them in the last two years. The U.S. spent more than 70 million dollars on a police training facility near Amman, Jordan to train thousands of new officers. But as Nancy Updike reports, the facility may inadvertently be training some of the wrong people.
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Training Iraq's new soldiers

Mar 4, 2005
In Iraq the death toll of U.S. soldiers reached 1500 this week. But the the number of U.S. soldiers killed has fallen noticably over the past month. The U.S. says it's making progress helping Iraqis provide for their own security. Though much of the training is not being done in Iraq. It's being done at a state-of-the-art camp much closer to the West Bank than Baghdad.From a facility near Amman, Jordan, Nancy Updike reports.

The week that was ... on Wall Street

Mar 4, 2005
Friday means it's time to check in, David with David. Host David Brown talks to Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week that was on Wall Street.

Prepping for the new SAT's

Mar 4, 2005
We have reports of widespread nail-biting right now. One week from tomorrow, 300,000 high schoolers sit for the new version of the SAT. There's a new advanced math section. And a 25 minute essay portion with questions like... 'Are people more motivated by money and fame or by personal satisfaction?' Answering "yes" will lower your score. That's our tip.If you're looking for some real test-taking advice, it'll cost you. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports.

Seven habits of a highly effective business writer

Mar 4, 2005
Hey, did you get into business school? Some may know their status even though admission letters haven't gone out. Someone posted directions on the web on how to hack admissions records at some prestigious biz schools.Harvard, Stanford, Duke and Dartmouth among them. Today Harvard said the school views this as electronic breaking and entering. The school also said it knows the identities of the roughly 100 people who tried to crack the database. No word yet on whether Harvard's rethinking its list of those admitted to business school. What we do know is that someone who used to teach there is feeling rather ripped off. Commentator and management consultant Martin Kihn tells us that story. <p>Consultant Martin Kihn is author of a book about marketing - called "House of Lies".

Crime, and the IRA

Mar 4, 2005
The Irish political party, Sinn Fein holds its annual conference in Dublin today. The party is under severe pressure. The British and Irish governments claim Sinn Fein - and its terrorist wing the IRA - were involved in the biggest bank robbery in European history. As Stephen Beard reports from London, the allegations have focused attention on the IRA as a money-making machine.

Selling the Mount Airy Lodge

Mar 4, 2005
In the market for a dozen crystal chandeliers? How about a bright red bathtub? Those are just some of the fairly schlocky items for sale this weekend in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. As Aries Keck reports from WHYY in Philadelphia, the auction is to sell off the bits and pieces of the once-grand Mount Airy Lodge.

An after school alliance

Mar 3, 2005
Today lawmakers in the House and Senate launched a new, bi-partisan caucus. The purpose: to promote more afterschool programs in the U.S. And push for more federal dollars. As Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports, there'll be a lot of pushing uphill.

League for sale, National Hockey League for sale!

Mar 3, 2005
The 2004-2005 hockey season is officially off. But a private investment firm and a sports advisory company have reportedly made a joint proposal to buy all 30 National Hockey League teams for as much as $3.5 billion to bring the league back next year in a different form. Host David Brown talks to business of sports commentator Diana Nyad about what the bid would mean for the league.

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