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Employers and elections

Nov 2, 2004
Too busy at work to find the time to vote? As Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports, holding the election on a weekday poses a lot of challenges to employers and their workers.

ELECTION DAY: Money and polling places

Nov 2, 2004
Just how much does it cost to run an election on Election Day? Marketplace's Scott Jagow reports. Then, commentator David Callahan says if you want to have a more reliable voting process, a good place to start is to see who is manning the polling places on Election Day.

ELECTION DAY: Street Money

Nov 2, 2004
Community leaders in some states pick up a little extra money today. They're being paid by their local precincts to encourage their neighbors to get out and vote. From Philadelphia, Joel Rose reports.

China partners with Iran

Nov 1, 2004
Oil prices dropped today. And another surprise: China is entering an oil agreement with Iran, OPEC's second largest producer. From Beijing, Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford examines the terms of the deal.
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Live, from Cuba!

Nov 1, 2004
The annual International Fair of Havana kicks off today, and a large delegation of U.S. businesses are there to sign some major food deals. Marketplace's Foreign Editor Karen Lowe looks into an exception to the U.S. trade embargo that allows American agribusiness to sell directly to Cuba.
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Critical condition?

Nov 1, 2004
How has the U.S. come to have the most expensive, but least efficient health care system in the developed world? That's one question author Donald Barlett tries to answer in the new book, "Critical Condition". He talks to host Tess Vigeland about what's led to the huge disparities in health care among Americans.

Beyond the election ...

Nov 1, 2004
Once the dust settles from the election, will the winning presidential candidate be able to make any significant changes to our economy? In this edition of The Sloan Sessions Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells host Kai Ryssdal what we might expect to see.

Time is money

Nov 1, 2004
Having trouble adjusting to the weekend time change? Be glad you don't work in Argentina. There, every province gets to choose what time zone it wants to be in. From the America's Desk, Dan Grech reports on how keeping up with clocks drives the country's businesses mad.

The week that was on Wall Street

Oct 29, 2004
Host David Brown catches up with Dallas Stockbroker and analyst David Johnson about the week on Wall Street.

The Class of 1929

Oct 29, 2004
Seventy-five years ago today, the stock market crashed. The Dow fell nearly 12 percent - and kept falling. The Crash of '29 profoundly affected a generation of Americans. And as Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports, it continues to affect them - and the rest of us - to this day.

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