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Kabul's entry into high-end communications

Nov 29, 2004
Our final advice to America: make a choice on how to treat the Muslim world. That's the highlight of a new videotape broadcast on Al-Jazeera today. It was delivered by a man in a white turban with an automatic rifle, believed to be Al Qaida's number two. As the manhunt continues in the mountainous west, to the east n places like Kabul - the focus is on reconstruction. As Jason Paur reports, all this activity has led the local business community to discover the virtues of letting one's fingers do the walking.
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Ukraine's political quagmire

Nov 26, 2004
The crisis in Ukraine continues. In Kiev tens of thousands of demonstraters are still protesting the disputed presidential election. They claim that the pro-Moscow candidate - the current Prime Minister - rigged the ballot. Ukraine's president Leonid Kuchma announced the creation of a multilateral working group to figure out a solution. The U.S. and the European Union have condemned the election. But Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the result. As Stephen Beard reports, this is turning into a test of Russia's democracy and free market reform.
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Labor Unions -- the China way

Nov 23, 2004
News out of Asia has it that Walmart is allowing it's Chinese workers to unionize. Will this have any affect here in the U.S., where no Walmart employees are labor union members? Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford explains the differences between American and Chinese unions.
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In India, anyone can afford a ticket on this airline

Nov 22, 2004
American Airlines announced today it's delaying the delivery of 54 Boeing jets 'til the end of the decade. American and other carriers have been struggling to cut costs in a battle of survival amid rising oil prices and cutthroat competition. But in India, that country's first-ever low-cost carrier has just taken off. And at $10 a ticket - just about anybody can fly. Miranda Kennedy reports.
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Arafat and the money trail

Nov 19, 2004
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.
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A woman's bank

Nov 19, 2004
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.
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"I'm heading north for a few years..."

Nov 17, 2004
A few weeks before election day, a writer at San Francisco Weekly did a Google search for the phrase "if Bush wins, I'm..." The results? "If Bush wins, I'm gonna start drinking.""If Bush wins, I'm gonna make like a cicada and hide under the bed for four years." But the number one option, in terms of popularity? It's no contest, really. From Toronto, Ed Ungar has the story...
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Life - after Arafat

Nov 12, 2004
As the Palestinian people mourn the loss of leader Yasser Arafat, Palestinian politicians jockey for power. And without Arafat, some say new money will start flowing into West Bank businesses. Eric Niiler reports.
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Russia's oil play

Nov 11, 2004
Foreign shareholders of Russian oil giant Yukos are considering a lawsuit against the Russian government, for the loss in share value in the company. From the European Desk in London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard looks at how the government's tax grab is hurting foreign investment in the country.
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Covering Fallujah

Nov 10, 2004
As fighting rages in Fallujah, Iraq, western reporters remain limited in their access and mobility. From Baghdad, Borzou Daragahi talks to American and western reporters and finds out the limitations and challenges of working in the media... from Iraq.
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