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Arizona's immigration prop 200

Oct 13, 2004
On the day before election day, a new law goes into effect in New York. From that point on, people who are so-called immigration consultants can't collect until they make good on their promises. This is a response to thousands of cases--both reported and unreported-- of less than honest brokers who cheated newcomers, sometimes out of their life savings. In Arizona, a ballot measure takes aim at another kind of immigration fraud. People who've come into Arizona illegally--and who use state services -- paid for by, everybody else. As Julia Barton reports from Tuscon, not even Prop 200's proponents know what the initiative's true impact - or costs - might be.

Iraq's need for cash

Oct 13, 2004
Here's how the numbers were originally crunched. For every dollar spent on reconstruction in Iraq, about 30 cents would go to overhead----including things like security. The other 70 cents to reconstruction. But security has become so bad, it works out to about 50-50 in many parts of Iraq. This payoff ratio is but one reason the 55 nation donors conference in Tokyo is proving to be a hard sell. Marketplace's Jessica Smith reports. (Photo: Getty Images)

The right to strike

Oct 13, 2004
After a month of talking, Jacques Chirac now says it he's determined to do the hitherto unthinkable...The French government will limit the right to strike by labor unions. Needless to say, the unions aren't happy. As John Laurenson reports from Paris, the French face-off hits a revolutionary chord for both sides... And it goes to the heart of national identity.
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Taking the big screen public

Oct 12, 2004
Flush with cash from their box-office hit "Shark Tale," Dreamworks Animation is going public to raise cash. They're figuring on raising more than a half billion dollars. What to do with all that money? Make more movies perhaps? Marty Goldensohn has our story.

An extreme makeover for Florida?

Oct 12, 2004
The Senate today gave final approval to send $14.5 billion to states hit by four recent hurricanes. Especially welcome news to weary Floridians. Two million people in the excessively stormy Sunshine State have claimed damages totaling $22 billion and counting. Some parts may never fully recover from the storms, but many others have seized the opportunity for an extreme makeover. From our Americas Desk in Miami, Dan Grech reports. (Photo: Getty Images)

Power Trips - Introduction

Sep 27, 2004
Marketplace recently teamed up with American Radio Works, and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism to investigate trips taken by members of Congress. Our very our Steve Henn was part of that investigation. And for the last few months, he's been looking into four years worth of trips Capital Hill lawmakers took... And who paid for them.

Power Trips Series

Sep 27, 2004
Marketplace recently teamed up with American Radio Works, and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism to investigate trips taken by members of Congress. Our very our Steve Henn was part of that investigation. And for the last few months, he's been looking into four years worth of trips Capital Hill lawmakers took... And who paid for them. Tess Vigeland has more...

What's with mutual funds?

Sep 20, 2004
It's been a little over a year since the mutual fund scandal broke. Since then, all kinds of things have been happening in the industry. Have things changed for the better? Host Kai Ryssdal puts that question to Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan in this edition of The Sloan Sessions.

Blame it on chad

Sep 20, 2004
Given the uproar over butterfly ballots during the 2000 Presidential election, it should come as no surprise that this year's balloting will be heavily scrutinized. Anticipating vote challenges, ballot recounts and lawsuits, the Republican and Democratic parties have already hired teams of lawyers. And, with no votes being taken for granted, the campaigns are even targeting voters who live overseas. As John Dimsdale reports from Washington, some questions are now being raised about the way active duty GI's will cast their ballots.

The college market

Aug 30, 2004
College campuses are abuzz with students moving into their dorms. The students are also a prime purchasing group. Host Tess Vigeland talks with David Morrison, author of the book "Marketing to the Campus Crowd"...

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