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Old media and new money

Apr 14, 2005
Newspaper readership is going down. Blogging and online readership is soaring. So why isn't the old media doing a better job of capitalizing on the new money? Anne Marie Ruff reports.

Commentary: How to sell more papers

Apr 14, 2005
John Kelly of <i>The Washington Post</i> thinks he knows how to sell more newspapers: just teach more people how to read them.

A look at Bush's Social Security

Apr 14, 2005
He said he'd hit the stump for two months to drum up excitement about changing Social Security. There are just two weeks left in President Bush's cross-country campaign -- and by most accounts -- he hasn't made many converts. Today -- the first in a two-part report on where we are in the Social Security debate -- Marty Goldensohn looks at the centerpiece of the reform effort, something called the individual investment account.

How's that housing market

Apr 14, 2005
Are housing prices around the country about to plunge? Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow while the country may not experience a pop in the housing bubble, we can expect a good-sized leak.

Don't fear the tax returns

Apr 14, 2005
With Tax Day less than 24 hours away (Friday), the Internal Revenue Service is battening down the hatches for an onslaught of tax returns. Host Tess Vigeland talks to IRS Commissioner Mark Everson about life at the IRS around tax time.

Best Deduction Ever

Apr 14, 2005
The Parakeet.

Caterpillar under fire

Apr 13, 2005
Protests are planned for heavy equipment maker Caterpillar, because it is selling tractors to Israel to help raze Palestinian structures -- including the kind that killed an American activist. Sandy Hausman reports.

What's causing downshift in Harley sales?

Apr 13, 2005
Harley-Davidson seems to have fallen off the hog. The motorcycle manufacturer cut its shipment and earnings forecasts for this year due to weak sales, and its stock tanked as a result. Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports on what is driving the downturn.

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.

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