Marketplace PM for August 4, 2005

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Hot enough for ya?

At Marketplace, we're all about the numbers. And the numbers we're seeing in this heat wave are impressive — especially the ones showing all the power being used on the east coast. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Helping us help China

Commentator Glenn Hubbard says that's why we need to find a way to help China's economy keep growing. Hubbard is dean of Columbia Business School and the former head of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisors.
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Stranger in Tokyo

The size of Japan's workforce is expected to peak — and start falling — within the next 2 years. But many it's not easy being gaijin in Japan. Shia Levitt reports.
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Harrah's big hurrah

Fresh off a $9 billion acquisition of fellow high-roller Caesars, Harrah's is compiling the industry's biggest database of information on gamblers. How big? Andrew Park finds out.
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More more more NASCAR

NASCAR races draw 200,000 people. Does the sport need more media attention? They think so. Diana Nyad talks to host Kai Ryssdal about NASCAR's plans for a news network.
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Taking a whack at small business

Some Los Angeles mom-and-pop stores selling party supplies are facing heat from bigtime lawyers. Their piñatas, you might say, are taking a beating. Andrea Gardner reports.

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