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Germany tries to get its brightest to come home

Mar 10, 2005
Here's something we certainly don't covet. Germany's unemployment rate. 12.6 percent. Today Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said he'll meet with his political opponents to work up ideas...Anything to spark the economy will do. But in a nation that's put so much emphasis on technological innovation, they'll have to do something about its brain power. They're losing it. One in seven German students with a doctorate goes to the U.S. to do research. And up to half of those are expected to stay in America. Kyle James reports from Berlin.
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Are all sports global?

Mar 10, 2005
A wide variety of American sports events have been held in Mexico recently. The games may be different, but they're all playing for the same prize: a global audience. Host Lisa Napoli talks to Marketplace Business of Sports commentator David Carter about selling sports South of the Border... and beyond.
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Marketplace letters

Mar 9, 2005
Once again, host David Brown takes a trip into the Marketplace mailroom. And what a room it is ...

Joy at the office - from the top down

Mar 9, 2005
A lot of people - probably too many - dread going to work. Sometimes it's the job - sometimes it's the work environment that's the problem. Dennis Bakke has some ideas on how to make the workplace happier. He says he put his ideas into action at the company he co-founded, the AES Corporation. And in his new book, Joy at Work, he says it all starts at the top.

Israel's secret banking fiasco

Mar 8, 2005
It's been going on for almost a year now. And no-one on the outside knew about it until this week. A secret investigation. Israeli officials call it the biggest money laundering case in the history of the state. Yesterday officials froze $376 million in assets at Israel's largest bank. Bank Hapoalim. Two dozen current and former bank employees have been arrested. And businessmen from all over Europe face questioning. Nancy Updike tells us what's known so far...
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Money transmitters fighting for survival

Mar 8, 2005
The fate of hundreds of small businesses hangs in the balance. These are money transmitters, often used by immigrants to send money back home. These businesses move about $45 billion a year around the world. Today in Washington, owners of several of these businesses were meeting with banks and federal regulators... basically begging for a chance to survive. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, it's not that they've done anything wrong. It's that some worry that they could.

Bolivia's Carlos Mesa - should he stay or should he go

Mar 8, 2005
It's one thing to resign...and hope the boss will beg you to stay. But Carlos Mesa seems to be testing the limits of this strategy. Especially considering that he's the boss. On Sunday, he tendered his resignation as President of Bolivia. It was his response to months of street protests and highway blockages. Many are upset over Mesa's plans to let foreign companies tap Bolivia's natural gas reserves. Today a question before Bolivia's lawmakers. Should we beg Mesa to stay? From the Marketplace America's Desk at WLRN, Dan GRETCH reports.
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China's development - moving too fast?

Mar 8, 2005
China's Congress gathers in Beijing this week for its annual meeting. One of the concerns is the growing number of disgruntled people who are losers in China's rapid economic development. Often because the powerful don't play fair. Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford visited a village on the outskirts of Beijing where farmers have a beef with their village leaders.
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Counting New York's homeless ...

Mar 8, 2005
Just a few hours ago, for the first time ever, New York City counted its homelesss population. Marketplace's Amy Scott was there to explore why it's so difficult - and economically important for cities to have an accurate count of those living on their streets.

Flexibility at the office

Mar 7, 2005
As the baby boom generation gets closer to retirment, some major U.S. firms are offering some flexibility incentives to retain the best talent. It's a lot harder than it sounds, and companies are now hiring more consultants than ever to help them. From the Marketplace Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports

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