Marketplace AM for October 3, 2005

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Buying bonds — online

For the first time, the Treasury Department begins offering bonds for sale on the Internet today. Ethan Lindsey looks at what the move might mean for the bond market.

European Union and Turkey

Turkey's hopes to join the EU are meeting a serious roadblock as talks open today. It goes against previous agreements, but seems to be in keeping with public opinion. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Any silver lining to reunification?

15 years after East and West Germany got back together, the European Continent's biggest economy is mired in a slump. Kyle James reports from Germany.

Reunifying hurricane victims

A new nonprofit hopes to bring hurricane survivors together using a free hi-tech voicemail system From WLRN in Miami, Cristina Del Sesto reports.

Power couple

Over the weekend, NRG Energy purchased Texas Genco for nearly $6 billion. As Marketplace's Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, a provision of the Energy Bill made it all possible.

Mexico-US water rights

Last week, Mexico caught up on water payments owed under a 1944 treaty. But as Larry Schooler reports from KUT in Austin, the water dispute isn't over.

The Sloan Sessions

Allan Sloan, Newsweek's Wall Street Editor, talks to Scott Jagow about the Tribune Company's recent $1 billion tax bill.

A new Supreme Court

John Roberts is sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice today and the President has nominated Harriet Miers to take Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat. John Dimsdale looks at the business cases on the Court's docket.

Paying for Katrina

Hillary Wicai sorts through the options circulating Washington to foot the bill for Katrina Recovery and examines which are likely to prevail.

Dial out or tune in

Rafat Ali, editor of Paidcontent.org, talks to host Lisa Napoli about the excitement around new goodies for your cellphone.

L'Shana Tova!

The Jewish New Year, Roshashana, begins today at sundown. Rachel Dornhelm looks at today's kosher foods: matzo and tacos.

Yahoo gets content-happy

Today's Yahoo announced its Open Content Alliance, launching a project just like Google's controversial Google Print. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

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