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The best deduction ever? You decide ...

Apr 12, 2005
Thank goodness it's not Friday - yet. Four days left to file your taxes. And then you don't have to think about W-2's, AMT's, or 1040s, for another year.Unless you're in the tax preparation business. For these folks, waving goodbye the filing deadline just means saying hello to audit season. As April 15th approaches, we've asked some tax pros to itemize some of their favorite deductions. Today we hear from Steve Levey, an accountant in Denver.

Making steel - is importing best?

Apr 11, 2005
After the Bush Administration fought to protect America's steelmakers from cheap imported steel, a big part of the industry is about to fall into foreign hands. Is that in the best interest of the country? Host Scott Jagow talks to Mark Reutter, author of the recent book "Making Steel" about the status of the American steel industry and the implications of the foreign takeover.

Boeing vs. Airbus - a new level of battle

Apr 11, 2005
Boeing and Airbus are fierce competitors for contracts. Now with the State of Washington trying to lure Airbus into Boeing country, could the two companies end up battling for the same workers? From Seattle, Tom Banse reports.

Doughnut Insurance -- A Hole New Type of Coverage

Apr 9, 2005
A new type of health insurance could cut costs for families and small businesses. But is it a healthy choice for everyone? Kai talks with insurance broker and patient advocate, Sean Corry, about what’s inside the doughnut plan.

Outsourcing fraud

Apr 8, 2005
An Indian outsourcing firm has confirmed that several of its employees who work for Citibank were arrested. The employees stole at least $350,000 from Citibank customers they handled calls for. Marketplace's Alisa Roth examines how much damage this may do to India's outsourcing industry.
Posted In: Canada

Out out, royalty spot

Apr 8, 2005
This weekend the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, will marry his long-time mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles. The tabloids have been having a field day. The latest irreverentpress speculation has focused on the Prince's financial affairs. The word is that, even though he was "taken to the cleaners" by his first wife, Princess Diana, Charles has rejected legal advice and refused to draw up a pre-nup with Camilla. From London Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Beer crisis!

Apr 8, 2005
These days you can lead Germans to beer, but you can't make 'em drink it. Breweries are selling off their vats and shuttering their doors. Beer and bratwurst are no longer the national food and drink. We asked reporter James Kyle to find out why beer is losing its buzz. From Berlin, he filed this report.
Posted In: Canada

The elephant in the budget

Apr 8, 2005
Starting on Saturday, folks near Nashville, Tennessee, can check out the new $3.5 million elephant exhibit at their local zoo. The elephants' new 3-acre digs mark the first of about 40 such exhibits being unveiled across the country, as many zoos scramble for ways to keep their largest residents in the face of rising costs and requirements.

Women in sports

Apr 8, 2005
Professional sports leagues are taking a second look at female fans. As Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad tells host Kai Ryssdal, there's a lot more women in the stands than you may think.

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