Marketplace PM for November 19, 2004

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Arafat and the money trail

The recent death of Yasser Arafat has left a lot of questions about the way he handled the finances of the Palestinian Authority. Today, Bloomberg News reported that Citigroup invested more than $6.5 million for the Palestinian leader as recently as two years ago. Citigroup was reportedly working on behalf of Arafat at a time when he may have been paying militants and channeling authority funds into his personal accounts. Marketplace's Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Canada

The Next Four Years - a funny look

And now time for another installment in our special series "the Next Four Years". For the past few weeks, we've been hearing from commentators all across the political spectrum about what direction America might take in a second Bush administration. Today humorist Tim Bedore weighs in...

The week that was on Wall Street

Host Cheryl Glaser has our weekly talk with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson. They discuss the death knell of Enron, among other things.....

A woman's bank

Virginia Woolf once wrote that for a woman to succeed as a writer, she needed two guineas and a room of her own. Now in Germany, that philosophy's being applied to the financial business. Today a new bank run by, and for, women set up shop in Munich. Reporter Kyle James checked it out.
Posted In: Canada

Ah, free samples!!

Only six days until Thanksgiving. Time to head to the local grocery store to pick up a bird and all the fixins. And while you're there, you can kick off the holiday feasting a little early. Food demonstrators lurking in the aisles are more than happy to start fattening you up - for free - as Marketplace contributor Cash Peters found out...

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