Marketplace AM for August 16, 2005

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The other side of supersizing

Whether its french fries, buying in bulk or SUVs, Americans have mastered the art of supersizing. But in the Philippines, some are going the other way. Shia Levitt reports from Manila.
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Influence at home

You've heard that all politics are local. Now a new report shows lobbying is, too. Hillary Wicai reports that it's not just for DC anymore.
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The strange way pasta pays

It's hard to keep track of all the things taxpayer money goes to: sometimes, it's not even pork - it's pasta. Commentator Michelangelo D'Agostino thinks a little spaghetti research is money well-spent.

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