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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.

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?

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.

Arafat and the money trail

Nov 19, 2004
The recent death of Yasser Arafat has left a lot of questions about the way he handled the finances of the Palestinian Authority. Today, Bloomberg News reported that Citigroup invested more than $6.5 million for the Palestinian leader as recently as two years ago. Citigroup was reportedly working on behalf of Arafat at a time when he may have been paying militants and channeling authority funds into his personal accounts. Marketplace's Bob Moon has more.
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The week that was on Wall Street

Nov 19, 2004
Host Cheryl Glaser has our weekly talk with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson. They discuss the death knell of Enron, among other things.....

A woman's bank

Nov 19, 2004
Virginia Woolf once wrote that for a woman to succeed as a writer, she needed two guineas and a room of her own. Now in Germany, that philosophy's being applied to the financial business. Today a new bank run by, and for, women set up shop in Munich. Reporter Kyle James checked it out.
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Ah, free samples!!

Nov 19, 2004
Only six days until Thanksgiving. Time to head to the local grocery store to pick up a bird and all the fixins. And while you're there, you can kick off the holiday feasting a little early. Food demonstrators lurking in the aisles are more than happy to start fattening you up - for free - as Marketplace contributor Cash Peters found out...

Changing the channels on cable

Nov 19, 2004
Some TV viewers are clicking off their cable. Many cable companies have struggled this year, losing customers and profits. Marketplace's Scott Jagow looks at why, and how the industry might turn things around. Also, one thing cable subscribers complain about is paying for channels they don't watch because they're part of a package. Marketplace commentators Frick and Frack square off on the issue.

New York goes for the gold

Nov 19, 2004
New York City submitted a 562-page bid this week to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with sports commentator Michael Kniseley about the odds of New York winning the race... and who would pay for it.

Battling movie piracy

Nov 19, 2004
Taking a page from the music industry, Hollywood studios filed lawsuits this week against people who illegally download copies of movies over the Internet. Lisa Napoli asks entertainment commentator Mike Speier whether the studios really think this will work.

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