Marketplace for Friday, Feburary 29, 2008
The clock is ticking on a compromise Farm Bill in Congress. Lawmakers might learn a lesson about the political power of agriculture from India, where poor farmers are getting a much-needed break. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, New York, Wall Street
The City of London Corporation is worried it may be losing the upper hand to the former Colonies when it comes to international finance. But some say the fuss over top-dog status is all hype, an effort to relax government regulations. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings, Wall Street
Overseas capital is increasingly headed elsewhere as the U.S. dollar continues to fall. Future credit will be more expensive, and Americans will have to increasingly rely on their savings. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing
Crippled by decades of war, the government of Afghanistan has little or no power to stop illegal or questionable enterprises. Now a classic investment swindle has entagled thousands of Afghans hoping for a brighter future. Gregory Warner reports.
Some pundits say fundraising success is the best indication of presidential character. Others say it's success in business, or time spent on Capitol Hill. But Dan Drezner thinks it's how well a president performs when blindsided by fate and history.
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The Shadows "Black Jack" 1. Apache 2 Wonder Land 3 Dance on 4 Peace Pipe 5 Man of Mistery 6 Fbi 7 the Stanger 8. Midnight 9 Kno-tiki 10 Sleepwalk 11. Shadoogie 12-guitar 13-mustang 14-the Frightened City 15- Perfidia 16 Atlantis 17-riders in the Sky 18- Chatta Nooga Choo Choo 19 Theme From the Young Lovers 20- Eronimo 21-deep From the Gunter (Cavatina)