Marketplace AM for October 27, 2005

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A plea against piracy

US officials have asked the WTO to look at what can be done to stamp out the piracy of copyrighted material done in China. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Your refund is waiting

The IRS is sitting on $73 million in unclaimed tax refunds. Tess Vigeland looks at what the agency is doing to get that money where it belongs.
Posted In: Washington
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Diversity is good business

A new study from the Society for Human Resource Management shows diversity in the workplace does more than promote social harmony. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Is the NYSE listing to animal activists?

A Senate committee has been hearing allegations that the NYSE caved in to threats from animal rights activists when it postponed listing a British medical company. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Wall Street
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English as a second language

Millions of foreign immigrants call New York City home. A miniature United Nations convenes regularly at ESL classes across the city. Alisa Roth takes a look at one.
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NY as the American Dream

At a taxi stand at Kennedy Airport, Marketplace talks to immgrants who drive the streets of the city they once dreamed of from Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
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Davis Bacon rides again

The Davis Bacon prevailing wage standard was cut by President Bush following Katrina. Now it's coming back. Why the change? Hillary Wicai reports.
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Is your BlackBerry in danger?

A decision by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Wednesday could jeopardize sales of BlackBerries in the United States. Janet Babin reports.
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Flooding and fairness

Today a House subcommittee takes up the issue of assessing flood standards in New Orleans and across the country. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

Congress wants to tighten supervision over the government's mammoth mortgage lenders. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

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