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Doing the cabinet shuffle

Dec 6, 2004
Newsweek Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan talks with Kai Ryssdal about how President Bush is spinning recent Cabinet replacements to possibly cover up policies gone awry.

A season after all?

Dec 6, 2004
Hockey fans are treading lightly this week, hoping against hope the lockout may come to an end before the season ends. Both sides meet this week after months of icy silence. In the meantime, minor league teams are doing what they can to bridge the gap. From KPCC in Los Angeles, Rachael Myrow reports.

Ukraine's unusual business boost

Dec 3, 2004
Above Kiev, fireworks tonight after Ukraine's Supreme Court declared the results of the recent presidential elections invalid. The court ordered another round of balloting on December 26th. The news electrified tens of thousands of supporters gathered at the square in support of opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. His backers have been camped there since the November 21st elections, a protest of what they called widespread fraud. Though the demonstrations have hurt some sectors of Ukraine's economy, it has boosted others. From Kiev, Alex Kleimenov reports.
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The week on Wall Street

Dec 3, 2004
Host David Brown catches up with Dallas stockbroker and analyst David Johnson to talk about the big stories of the week that was... on Wall Street.

Going after the bad guys

Dec 3, 2004
You may have heard that the BBC had to apologize to Dow Chemical today. Its international TV news channel broadcast an interview with a Dow spokesman who took responsibility for the deadly industrial accident in Bhopal India 20 years ago today. The spokesman turned out to be a fake. The BBC says it was the victim of an elaborate deception. It now appears the hoaxer may be part of a group called the "Yes Men." They stage elaborate deceptions as a form of protest against corporatism. In the real world - no one has ever faced trial over the deaths of 3,500 people at the Bhopal factory owned by Union Carbide, now a Dow subsidiary. But this coming Monday that could start to change, says commentator and writer Mark Hertsgaard.

Ricky says no more - again

Dec 3, 2004
Former Miami Dolphins running back Running back Ricky Williams is definitely not coming back to the NFL after rejecting a deal that would've allowed him to play next year. Sports Commentator Diana Nyad talks about what it means financially for a team to lose such a star player.

DVD Wars

Dec 3, 2004
Entertainment industry commentator Mike Speier discusses the technology battle over the high definition DVD format, with Marketplace's Tess Vigeland.

Raising the bar, and the salary

Dec 3, 2004
We've all heard the research that says women "under-negotiate" salary and raises. Females, the theory goes, have been taught not to be too pushy and typically aren't as demanding as their male colleagues when they negotiate salary, pay raises and promotions. But as Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports, women are beginning to catch on by doing a little "networking"...

Bhopal - twenty years later

Dec 3, 2004
Two decades ago today, 40 tons of poisonous gas leaked out of a pesticide factory owned by Union Carbide Company in Bhopal, India. According to official estimates, some 15,000 people died that night and in the following months. Doctors say many who were exposed to the gas will continue to suffer health consequences for the rest of their lives. But as Miranda Kennedy reports from Bhopal, some survivors have used the compensation they received from the company to start sustainable economic programs.

To air or not to air ...

Dec 2, 2004
The United Church of Christ says two TV networks are refusing to air its new commercial. CBS says it has a policy of not accepting 'advocacy advertising'. NBC says it rejects ads that deal with public controversy. What is the ad - advocating? That's at the heart of this dispute, as Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.

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