Marketplace for Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Episode Description 

Domestics seek to bring rights home

Most of us expect certain things with a job: minimum wage, paid sick leave, vacation time, workplace laws... But nannies, maids and babysitters have no such guarantees. Some are trying to change that. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Much more than savings and loans

When Pat Eldridge helped set up a bank recently, he had to deal with complications other financial institutions don't -- such as being in Iraq's Anbar province. Kai Ryssdal spoke with the Marine captain.

Forget the next iPod, think Viagra

Discoveries that win the Nobel Prize can lead to extraordinarily lucrative consumer products. But how do the researchers who make the discoveries make sure they get part of the profit? Steve Tripoli looked into it.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science

Don't put stock in size of CEO's home

A slew of recent studies claim to link social factors, like a CEO's personal life, to his company's stock price. Commentator and economist Susan Lee isn't convinced.

Middle East to get World Bank attention

The new World Bank President Robert Zoellick is setting up a new strategy focused on fostering trade in the Middle East. Joel Kurtzman, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute, talked with Kai Ryssdal about why the region needs economic attention.

Private-equity firms will avoid tax hike

Speculation in Washington is that a proposed tax increase for private equity partners won't make it through Congress this year. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Now E.U.'s griping about China currency

It's now the European Union's turn to get cranky over cheap Chinese imports and call for China to revalue its underpriced currency. But does the E.U. have the economic leverage to force a change? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

It's all about the beer -- lots of it

The makers of Coors and Miller beers have come up with a new brew. It's called combining operations to increase pricing power and market share. But the two may face a tough fight with regulators. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Retail

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The Best Of Faces: Good Boys When They're Asleep
Songs From The Big Chair (Remastered)
Goin' Out Of My Head
Beat Konducta Vol. 3-4: In India
Bossa Nostra: The Sound Of Leisure
Thunder! Thunder! Thunder!

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