Marketplace for Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

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AIDS money is flowing, but unevenly

The United Nations says fewer people are dying of AIDS, and more are getting medication to treat HIV. But it says more money is needed for treatment and prevention. Kai Ryssdal talks with Jon Cohen, who's been covering the issue for Science magazine.
Posted In: Health, Mexico

Hot Jobs: A man who battles the blazes

Northern California has been hit hard this summer by wildfires. So we traveled to Chico to meet Gene Dunning, who battles blazes for the Butte County Fire Department. Another in our Hot Jobs series.
Posted In: Jobs

Powwow pros keep eyes on prizes

Powwows used to be local get-togethers. But as Native Americans' casino businesses have grown, prizes for the best powwow dancers have grown, too. The money has created a class of powwow professionals. Sonya Geis reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Beach Reads: 'Snoop'

Are there people in your office who plaster their cubicles with stuff like kitten calendars and motivational sayings? Commentator and economist Tyler Cowen introduces us to a book that wonders what all that stuff tells us about those people.
Posted In: Books

US Airways' drink policy may be fluid

US Airways wants its passengers to pay for in-flight beverages -- $2 for soft drinks, $1 for coffee. But there's a loophole. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Business leery of employee-rights bill

At a time when companies are struggling with high fuel costs and a slow economy, they're now also worried that pending legislation and other forces may be helping labor get organized. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Retail

A recession? Let's try our new checklist

Kai Ryssdal goes through a handy list of things to look for as you try to figure out whether the American economy is in a recession.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

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