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Marketplace PM for May 29, 2006

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Good fences make good neighbors . . . eh?

The issue of immigration is still rolling around in the American dialogue. Humorist and commentator Tim Bedore has a solution: build a fence. But not just on our border with Mexico. He's taking on Canada too.

Wanna trade for a KISS snow globe?

Last summer, this guy in Canada named Kyle McDonald decided he would start with one red paper clip and try to barter his way to getting a house. We couldn't resist calling to ask him why.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship

Losing to win. . . sort of

The Florida Marlins have one of the worst records in baseball this season. But losing might actually be a winning business strategy for the Marlins management. Ethan Lindsey explains.
Posted In: Sports

Civilian amputees find it hard to get their C-legs

Wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often receive the most technologically-advanced computerized prosthetics available. Not so for civilians in need of similar care. Ann Heppermann reports.

Funding relief in Indonesia

Saturday's 6.3 quake in Indonesia killed at least 5,000 people, with many more injured and some 200,000 homeless. Will there be enough aid? And will it get there in time? Amy Scott reports.

Waging economic war against Iran

The US is reportedly trying to gather allies to launch an all-out financial attack on Iran over its plans to enrich uranium. Iran continues to insist it has a right to nuclear technology. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Is Bolivia's gas nationalization backfiring?

Times are good in resource-rich Latin America, but there are signs that foreign investors are skittish. An iron ore auction in Bolivia attracted just one bidder. Dan Grech reports on this lukewarm response to a hot business opportunity.
Posted In: Canada