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Marketplace AM for May 23, 2005

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United Airline's pensions

United Airlines recently passed its employee pension obligations onto the federal government's Public Benefit Guarantee Corporation. But how long can the agency continue covering broken pension plans? Host Kai Ryssdal gets an update on the state of the PBGC from Newsweek's Wall Street editor Alan Sloan in this edition of The Sloan Sessions.

Soweto wireless

Countries without the benefit of a huge phone line infrastructure or fiber optic systems are still finding ways to get online. And it's making a difference for the people who live there. Reporter Gretchen Wilson explains how a low-cost wireless Internet network launched in South Africa may wind up creating new economic opportunities for the country.
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