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Enter the Blockbuster!

Nov 23, 2004
In the mid-1970s, the movie industry experienced the beginning of a new phenomenon: the blockbuster. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Tom Shone, author of "Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer" about how this new kind of film changed the way business was done in Hollywood.
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Can't we all just get along?

Nov 22, 2004
It's that time of year -- for good cheer, good food, and good company. So commentator and humorist Sandra Tsing Loh says in the wake of a bruising presidential election, now would be a great time for elites from both sides of the aisle to go on cruise control.
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Marketplace remembers Vic Sussman

Nov 22, 2004
Marketplace lost a longtime friend and collaborator over the weekend. Vic Sussman had been connected with this program for a dozen years - first as a commentator and more recently as a senior editor...
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Play ball! Again!

Nov 22, 2004
Washington DC's new baseball team got baptized today. The team formerly know as the Montreal Expos is now officially the Washington Nationals. City and Major League Baseball officials also unveiled the team's colors: red, white, blue and gold. But does the team have someplace to play? Gretchen Cook has more on that score...
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Best Buy beefs up for the Holidays

Nov 22, 2004
A new survey from the Consumer Federation of America finds 17 percent of people questioned plan to shell out more this holiday season than last year.But a third say they're cutting back. No surprise that many retailers aren't adding more jobs than they did last season. But one big-box chain is bucking the trend. Kim Green looks at why Best Buy is feeling confident.
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In India, anyone can afford a ticket on this airline

Nov 22, 2004
American Airlines announced today it's delaying the delivery of 54 Boeing jets 'til the end of the decade. American and other carriers have been struggling to cut costs in a battle of survival amid rising oil prices and cutthroat competition. But in India, that country's first-ever low-cost carrier has just taken off. And at $10 a ticket - just about anybody can fly. Miranda Kennedy reports.
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The Sears - Kmart marriage

Nov 22, 2004
The blockbuster merger between Kmart Holding Corp. and Sears Roebuck and Co. will create the United States' third-largest retailer, with assets of $55 billion. What's behind this mega-merger of two retail losers? Newsweek's Allan Sloan joins host Kai Ryssdal for some answers.
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Immigration debates

Nov 22, 2004
The nation's immigration debate is honing in on Arizona. Governor Janet Napolitano is about to sign into law a controversial ballot measure. Proposition 200 requires people to prove they are legal residents before receiving certain state and local benefits. Those without the right documents could be reported to the I-N-S. Immigrant advocates have descended upon Arizona to fight prop 200 in court. Julia Barton reports from Tucson.
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The "Buzzword": Derivatives

Nov 20, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "derivatives." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Reclaiming Your Identity

Nov 20, 2004
Even if you do everything right... like shredding bank statements and monitoring monthly bills... there's still a chance someone could steal your identity. So how do you go about getting your identity back? Kai interviews Joan Caplin, a staff writer at Money Magazine. Her article in the December issue examines one woman's fight to reclaim her name.

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