Marketplace PM for April 28, 2006

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Immigrants' anxieties rise

As immigrant-rights groups called for street protests next Monday and an economic boycott, federal agents arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants in Florida this week. Dan Grech reports that the events have immigrant workers on edge.

Maybe businesses should take a pledge?

Is the answer to immigration reform to send illegal aliens back? Should we offer undocumented workers amnesty and a chance to become citizens? Commentator Ben Barber says we're looking at this the wrong way.
Posted In: Washington

Week on Wall Street

Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on the Street and what may be in store for the markets ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

They're never too old

As the Baby Boomer generation grows older, many are pondering retirement. But due to a shortage of skilled workers, many companies are attempting to lure older workers. And, Hillary Wicai reports, older boomers are responding.

Lunch club loses its listing

Marking the end of an era, the Exchange Luncheon Club, a members-only institution operated within the New York Stock Exchange, closed its doors today. Amy Scott got a peek inside.

GDP's way up, so is everything hunky-dory?

The government says the US gross domestic product for the first quarter grew by almost 5%, doubling the growth from last year at this time. But Bob Moon reports that everyone's got a different read on what the numbers mean.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington

Looks like <i>this</i> Dubai deal won't tank

The White House has approved another Dubai purchase of another American company doing some sensitive stuff. But the administration says this time is different, and it looks like &mdash; so far &mdash; Congress is buying it. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Atlantic City can't pass Go

Hasbro announced today that new versions of the popular board game Monopoly will no longer feature Atlantic City as its locale. Steve Tripoli reports.

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