Marketplace PM for July 26, 2007

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Beyond 'Moby Dick'

Before crude oil, there was whale oil. Kai Ryssdal sits down with Eric Jay Dolin, who talks about the American whaling industry in his new book.
Posted In: Books
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Simpsons got a little bit of Seoul

To get to the big screen, the Simpsons' needed the help of tireless writers, actors and animators. But while the creative end was produced in the U.S., much of the rest had a hand from South Korean outsourcing.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Wall Street shakes with volatile energy

From last week's record high to today's 311-point drop, the market is a volatile place lately. And Bob Moon found out that the roller coaster ride is likely to continue.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Ford profits make a U-turn

Ford reported its first quarterly profit in two years today, surprising most analysts. Kai Ryssdal talked to The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about what allowed for the automaker's good news.
Posted In: Auto
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Farm subsidies as seen from the farm

With the House considering a multibillion-dollar farm bill this week, we sought out the view from the tractor. Kai Ryssdal talks with Georgia farmer Stephen Houston.
Posted In: Washington
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Paulson: Farm bill bad for trade

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told the House today that the farm bill it's debating would damage relations with U.S. trading partners. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Schools study ways to keep teachers

In the summer months, many school districts struggle to fill open teaching positions. Jeff Tyler explores what drives many once-enthusiastic teachers out of the classroom -- and what the schools are doing about it.
Posted In: Jobs
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Women lead protests in Zimbabwe

With inflation out of control and their country on the brink of economic collapse, women are taking to the streets of Zimbabwe to protest President Mugabe's policies. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

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Blue Earth
Riot on an Empty Street
Liberation Afro Beat 1
The Crane Wife
The Decemberists
If You're Feeling Sinister

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