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India steps up to the table

Feb 4, 2005
Western aid money is flowing into Asia for tsunami relief. But India says it doesn't want the handout and is instead sending some of its own money to even harder-hit countries. Marketplace's Miranda Kennedy reports.

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 next big thing ...

Feb 4, 2005
Internet radio once lacked the portability of a Boom Box or a Walkman, but not anymore. Andrea Gardner has a story on the growing popularity of Pod-casting.

No, really, what are you wearing?

Feb 4, 2005
That friendly, professional-sounding person you called to book your airline ticket may have been talking to you in nothing but his underwear! Welcome to the world of telecommuting. Work and Family Desk reporter Sarah Gardner shows us how Jet Blue is saving big bucks by letting its reservations agents work from home.

Another mega-merger

Feb 3, 2005
Preliminary merger talks are said to be ongoing between MCI and Qwest, in an effort to match the scale of last week's SBC-AT&T tie-up. Marketplace's Matthew Algeo explores what telecom mergers mean for consumers.

Monopoly games ...

Feb 3, 2005
That same SBC Communications and AT&T merger will create the largest telecom operator in this country. SBC is the big dog in the deal -- but what will happen to AT&T's venerable brand name? Marketplace's Cheryl Glaser reports.

Doing business in Iran

Feb 3, 2005
In his State of the Union speech, the President explicitly warned Iran about its nuclear programs. Now American companies, like General Electric and Halliburton, are exiting en masse. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports.

Honesty, and the hospital

Feb 3, 2005
Most non-profit hospitals have tax-exempt status because they've pledged to provide health care for all those in need. Julie Reynolds and Michael Montgomery of American RadioWorks report that some think the hospitals are taking advantage of the government.

The puck stops here

Feb 3, 2005
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL players' association executive director Bob Goodenow will rejoin contract talks today, after the union rejected the latest league proposal. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland looks at how the strike is affecting an individual hockey town -- and the city's hockey fans.

Social Security - More analysis from Chris Farrell

Feb 3, 2005
Last nite, when the President said he welcomes ideas on Social Security, that sounded like he hadn't settled on a plan. Not so fast. Jonathan Weisman is Economic Policy Writer for the Washington Post. Have more questions about the President's Social Security plan? Marketplace's money expert, Chris Farrell, answers a few. Click on the question below for Chris's response.

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