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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.

A cure for blood shortages?

Dec 30, 2004
A new medical idea is poised to help with chronic blood shortages around the country. Sandy Hausman reports on the future of polyheme.

Germany's population challenge - behind bars

Dec 30, 2004
The average age of prisoners in Germany is increasing. From Germany, Kyle James looks at how the demographic trend could affect the country's population.

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