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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.

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.

Jobs Repatriation

Feb 7, 2005
Under a little-known government law, companies are being encouraged to bring profits they made overseas back to U.S. authority. Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.

The Super day after

Feb 7, 2005
The Super Bowl is over, but how many people were watching? Washington Post reporter Lisa de Moraes says February ratings aren't as important anymore, because of events like the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards.

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.

Reforming Social Security

Feb 7, 2005
Allan Sloan discusses the President's plan to reform the political third rail, and what he would do if he were in the White House.

Sports and video games

Feb 7, 2005
Video game licensing deals with major league sports could hurt competition. Apryl Lundsten has the story.

Waiting for the new budget

Feb 4, 2005
The President and the Administration unveil the budget next week. What's going to be in it? Marketplace's Scott Tong takes a sneak peek.

The week that was on Wall Street

Feb 4, 2005
If it's Friday, it means host David Brown talks to Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson about the last five days in the markets. And maybe, what to expect next week...

What's with all the mergers ...

Feb 4, 2005
Telecom is just the latest industry swept up in merger fever. Why is all this happening right now -- and how long can it go on for? Commentator Matthew Bishop makes his case.

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