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The Surprising Legacy of Y2K

Jan 3, 2005
Today, many of us rely on the Internet as much as we do the telephone. But should we? Turns out, the Web is more delicate than we first thought. The first evidence we had of that was when we had to deal with the Y2K Bug. As part of a Marketplace special report with American Radio Works, reporter Catherine Winter examines why we may not be able to fix all of the Internet's quirks.

Whence Came Jet Blue

Jan 3, 2005
In its short lifetime, Jet Blue's way of doing business has had a profound impact on the airline industry. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Barbara Peterson, author of "Blue Streak" about what it took to get the airline off the ground.

Textile quotas at an end?

Dec 31, 2004
The decades-old system of imposing quotas on textiles and clothing imported from China is due to expire tomorrow. U.S. retailers are looking forward to the relaxed rules because it will make it cheaper for them to import their clothing. However, domestic textile manufacturers fear cheaper Chinese products will flood the market. Marketplace's Scott Tong explains.

Prozac problems

Dec 31, 2004
The FDA is investigating drug manufacturer Eli Lilly after The British Medical Journal revealed that it had confidential documents suggesting the company knew about potential side effects of its popular anti-depressant Prozac as long ago as the 1980s. Marketplac'a€™s Dan Grech reports.

The week and year that was, on Wall Street

Dec 31, 2004
Host Cheryl Glaser catches up with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week, and year, on Wall Street.

Whoa - is that an atomic watch?

Dec 31, 2004
More than half of all Japanese watches sold are now synchronized to the Atomic clock. From Tokyo, Steve Herman reports on the growth of the atomic watch.

What tomorrow may bring ...

Dec 31, 2004
While others are looking back at the year that was, futurist Andrew Zolli and Marketplace host Cheryl Glaser discuss the technological developments we can look forward to in 2005. Say hello to drive-through shopping centers.

2004 - The year in show business

Dec 31, 2004
There were some big surprises in the business of show business this year. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Variety's Stu Levine about how the entertainment industry fared during 2004.

A Vegas New Year

Dec 31, 2004
For years, New York's Time Square has been the focal point for many Americans' New Years Eve celebrations. But the Big Apple is getting some serious competition a few time zones away. Ky Plaskon reports on how Las Vegas is sparing no expense to attract crowds tonight.

Trading Places: TV and the Internet

Dec 30, 2004
Researchers have found that for the first time ever, hours of Internet use surpassed TV viewing for the average American. Marketplace's Helen Palmer looks at whether that's a good thing.

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