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Mrs. Blair goes to Washington

Jun 3, 2005
British Prime Minister Tony Blair heads to the White House Monday to meet with President Bush, while his wife Cherie plans to appear before a packed hall at Washington's Kennedy Center. Cherie Blair's speaking fee is getting lots of attention in Britain; Amy Scott reports.
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Under the Influence: exercising power

Jun 3, 2005
Can a think tank be a lobbyist? <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/under_the_influence/">Under the Influence</a> is a four-part series on think tanks and the money behind them. In part three of this Marketplace-Economist Magazine special report, we look at the line between research and advocacy &#151; and whether it's being blurred.

Clyde Prestowitz on trade

Jun 3, 2005
Former Reagan Administration official Clyde Prestowitz has written the new book <I>Three Billion New Capitalists</I>, a thoughtful analysis of American's economic prostpects in an increasingly globalized economy.

Hollywood fetes Clinton (not Bill)

Jun 3, 2005
Hollywood hosted a couple of star-studded celebrity galas in honor of a Clinton this week. Hillary, that is. Lisa Napoli talks with Michael Speier, an editor with Variety, about the Hollywood and its new favorite Clinton.

Under the Influence: an idea takes hold

Jun 2, 2005
In part two of four of <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/under_the_influence/">Under the Influence</a>, the Marketplace special report on think tanks, Amy Scott reports on how an idea seemingly out of nowhere became the next big thing. It's why you've heard of the estate tax.

Mortgage "rescue" schemes

Jun 2, 2005
A new report from the <a href="http://www.consumerlaw.org" target="_blank">National Consumer Law Center</a> says that Americans across the country are being cheated out of their homes by mortgage scams. And thanks to a confluence of economic forces, the number of victims is expected to rise.

Euro in trouble

Jun 2, 2005
The Euro hit an eight month low against the dollar today, following this week's rejection of the European Union Constitution by the Dutch and the French. From our European Desk, Marketplace's Stephen Beard points to one of the factors behind the &quot;no&quot; vote: hostility to the Euro itself.
Posted In: Canada

Euro v. dollar

Jun 2, 2005
Is the current political uncertainty in Europe good news for the greenback? Host Kai Ryssdal gets some answers from Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell.

Under the Influence: what you pay for

Jun 2, 2005
Want the world to see things your way? How much money do you have? <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/under_the_influence/">Under the Influence</a> is a four-part series on think tanks and the money behind them. In part one of the Marketplace-<a href="http://www.economist.com/index.html" target="_blank">Economist Magazine</a> special report &quot;Under the Influence,&quot; we look at what one leading conservative got for his investment in a think tank.

Danica Patrick, girl car star

Jun 2, 2005
She's young, good looking and drives fast &#151; Danica Patrick, who was fourth at the Indie 500, is winning big with marketers. Host Lisa Napoli talks to Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator David Carter about the new driving force in auto racing.

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