Marketplace PM for October 10, 2005

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Bad news for GM — from Delphi

Over the weekend parts maker Delphi headed into bankruptcy court. Automaker GM, which used to own Delphi, might now be responsible for as much as $11 billion in pension costs. Amy Scott reports.

The quake's effect on Pakistan

This weekend's earthquake has left as many as 40,000 dead, 2.5 million homeless and thousands more injured in Pakistan. Miranda Kennedy reports real damage has also been done to Pakistan's economy.

Genetic testing in the workplace?

Genetic testing for some diseases could mean better preventive care, but might reveal something that would make health insurers skittish. Workers at IBM won't have to worry about that, though. Hillary Wicai has more.

A possible trade harvest

The latest version of world trade talks have got a boost today when the US offered to cut farm subsidies by 60 percent. Stephen Beard reports from the European Desk in London.

Game theory gets the Nobel

Two game theorists won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences today. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland tries to figure out what winner Thomas Schelling is <em>really</em> thinking in this report.
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A West Bank boom

The West Bank might not seem the likeliest place for a real estate boom, but the community of Alfei Menashe is seeing property values rise. Hilary Krieger has more.

You say you want a revolution

Che Guevara was killed on October 9, 1967; lately his image has become something of a windfall for capitalists. Author Alvaro Vargas Llosa tells Kai Ryssdal that sometimes a t-shirt is <em>not</em> just a t-shirt.

Fundraising, one small bite at a time

People who raise money for a living will tell you that sometimes it's the smallest amounts that are hardest to get. Dennis Nishi has the story of Fundable, a new website for smaller, more personal campaigns.

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