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Splenda vs. sugar

Feb 8, 2005
The makers of the sweetener Splenda took the sugar industry to court today. The makers of Splenda say their product has been the target of false and misleading claims. Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.

Private Iraqi Banking

Feb 8, 2005
Iraq's central bank can now open a deposit with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. U.S. Treasury Under Secretary John Taylor made the announcement this morning, giving the new government even further legitimacy on the international stage. From Baghdad, Marketplace's Borzou Daragahi reports on the growth of the country's banking system.

Letters

Feb 8, 2005
David Brown dips into the mailbag and listeners read their thoughts on the air.

Mardi Gras beads

Feb 8, 2005
Before throwing beads around this Mardi Gras, revelers could do well to stop and think about where those beads came from. Any guesses? Marketplace's Jeff Tyler has one hint: pretty much everything you buy nowadays seems to be made there.

Deficit hawk

Feb 8, 2005
Commentator and former Bush advisor Glenn Hubbard critiques the President's Social Security plan.

Class Action Bill

Feb 8, 2005
Days after it was unveiled, the President's budget is getting parsed and dissected. But as the budget battle heats up, so does the legislative fight over class action lawsuits. Marketplace's Scott Tong lays out the battle lines of this year's first piece of tort reform.

A look at Nicaragua

Feb 8, 2005
With Nicaragua's elections coming up, citizens are desperate to learn what can be done to lift the country from being one of the poorest in Latin America. Julie Small takes us to Managua's city dump to see how the struggle to survive plays out every day.

The budget and veterans

Feb 8, 2005
Many agencies and groups will have to do more with less under President Bush's new budget plan. Scott Tong reports how military veterans may have to do some belt tightening.

EBay lowers fees

Feb 7, 2005
EBay is lowering some fees to quell a revolt from some of its biggest sellers. Host David Brown talks to Fortune Magazine's Adam Lashinsky.

Betikkallim arabee?

Feb 7, 2005
(In other words, do you speak Arabic?)<br />Tomorrow Israeli and Palestinian leaders will declare an end to four years of fighting. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas say they'll announce the truce at their summit meeting in Egypt. Also today, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the two leaders will make separate visits to the White House this spring. In such high stakes talks every word counts. And as you may have heard -- when those words are spoken in Arab, the US has a tough time with translation. Reporter Gretchen Cook reports that three years after the 9-11 attacks, the government's still scrambling find a few... thousand... good Arabic speakers.

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