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The millionaire's investment plan

Apr 28, 2005
A new survey suggests millionaires aren't necessarily that smart with their investments. Cheryl Glaser reports.

The turnover mindset

Apr 28, 2005
Sometimes employers are shocked when workers leave their jobs because they didn't see it coming. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Leigh Branham, author of "The 7 Reasons Employees Leave: How To Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It's Too Late."

Will super-sized Airbus meet industry expectations?

Apr 27, 2005
The new Airbus super-jumbo -- the A380 -- lifted off for the first time today. But how well will it do with airlines? Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

Polaroid retirees see little from sale

Apr 27, 2005
Retired employees at Polaroid won't be seeing much of a payout when the $426 million sale of the company goes through today. They'll each get a mere $47. Compare that to a combined $21 million sendoff that Polaroid's chairman and chief executive are getting. Marketplace's Helen Palmer has the story.

Commentary: Oil company profits

Apr 27, 2005
High oil prices have oil companies raking in record profits these days. But commentator Vijay Vaitheswaran says the profits mask some very serious problems.

Paid sick leave bill

Apr 27, 2005
Do big oil trouble and the price of gas make you a bit queasy? Maybe you're thinking about calling in sick tomorrow? That's not really an option if you're one of the millions of Americans who don't have paid sick leave. Today - a couple of Democrats introduced a bill that aims to change that. From the Marketplace Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports.

Who should foot the bill for downed jockeys?

Apr 27, 2005
Today in Louisville Kentucky, a U.S. District Court heard a lot about horses. Racehorses, to be exact. Jockeys are fighting with track owners over just how much risk they should bear on the job. Injuries caused by a 40-mile-an-hour spill can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care. Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, opens its racing season this Saturday -- but both sides are digging in. Kahtleen Adams reports.

CAFTA and soccer

Apr 27, 2005
Congress is debating a Central American free trade agreement. The Bush administration says we need closer ties with our closer neighbors to consolidate democracy in the region and to compete with China. But CAFTA...as the agreement is called...is also the latest attempt in a decades-old effort to unite Central America. From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports part of that unity can be found on the soccer field.
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Langone's Bid for the NYSE

Apr 26, 2005
More details about Kenneth Langone's competing bid to buy out the New York Stock Exchange have emerged. Funny thing is, it's not that different from the deal the NYSE announced last week. Host David Brown speaks with <i>Business Week's?</i> Michael Mandel about the competing bids.

Learning lessons from the London Stock Exchange

Apr 26, 2005
The dust is still clearing from last week's announcement that the New York Stock Exchange will become a public company. The same thing happened at the London Stock Exchange several years ago. As Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports, the NYSE might want to take heed.

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