Marketplace PM for August 5, 2005

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Baidu: a Google for China

Baidu is the name of China's biggest search engine. Its shares started trading on the Nasdaq this morning. Investors did what investors usually do when there's a hot new IPO: they dove right in. Beijing Bureau Chief Jocelyn Ford reports.

Breaking into the US market

Chinese companies are lining up to buy American. Preferably ones with big names. More from Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

Tattooed fruit

You go to the store and buy a piece of fruit, get it home, wash it — then struggle to peel off that price sticker. But the New York Times recently reported that tattooed fruit is on the way. Commentator Tim Bedore has more.

Say goodbye to the Fighting Illini

American Indian mascots have a long sports history — which some find offensive, even racist. But today the NCAA announced it will prohibit schools from using mascots in its postseason tournaments starting August 2008. Cheryl Glaser reports.

It's all in the turn of phrase

Sure, we know the Dow doesn't really <em>flirt</em> with 11,000. But what harm is there in having a little fun when we do the numbers? Marketplace's Scott Tong reports on the pitfalls of metaphor.