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Life - after Arafat

Nov 12, 2004
As the Palestinian people mourn the loss of leader Yasser Arafat, Palestinian politicians jockey for power. And without Arafat, some say new money will start flowing into West Bank businesses. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Germany goes pop

Nov 12, 2004
Germany has a rich musical heritage, boasting such homegrown talent as Beethoven and Mozart. But when it comes to contemporary pop music, most Germans would rather listen to American artists like Britney Spears or Janet Jackson. Now, Germany's music industry is putting pressure on the country's radio stations to do something about it. From Berlin, Kyle James reports.

Have I got a deal for you!

Nov 12, 2004
If you want to be your own boss, chances are there is a franchise opportunity out there with your name on it. Marketplace contributor Cash Peters visited a recent West Coast franchise expo to find out about what kind of business he'd like to run.

The Job Files!

Nov 12, 2004
In this edition of The Job Files, meet the haircutter. Produced by Ada Lee Halofsky.

Russia's oil play

Nov 11, 2004
Foreign shareholders of Russian oil giant Yukos are considering a lawsuit against the Russian government, for the loss in share value in the company. From the European Desk in London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard looks at how the government's tax grab is hurting foreign investment in the country.
Posted In: Canada

You work for Yukos?

Nov 11, 2004
Host David Brown talks to Sarah Carey, a U.S. director of Yukos, about her job in these turbulent times for the company.

Uncle Sam wants you!

Nov 11, 2004
Two years ago, twenty-one percent of the Army's new recruits were African-Americans. Now that figure stands at fifteen percent. On this Veteran's Day, Rusty Jacobs looks at the recent drop-off set against the military's successful track record in recruiting African-Americans.

Life - version 2.0

Nov 11, 2004
Some people choose big city life, thinking it's necessary to keep their careers on the fast track. But Rich Kargaard, author of "Life 2.0" says more people today are discovering they can do just as well, and in many cases better in small town middle America. He tells host Tess Vigeland about how folks are making the switch... and why.

More veteran contracts?

Nov 11, 2004
The Bush Administration wants to be sure federal agencies don't just think about America's vets on Veterans Day. From WGBH, Boston Helen Palmer reports on efforts to grant more government contracts to the nation's disabled vets.

Another deficit -- this time with agriculture

Nov 10, 2004
For the first time since the mid-1980's, the U.S. is importing more agricultural products than it exports. NAFTA plays a major role in this, as Marketplace's Dan Grech reports.

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