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Is that California cheese?

Oct 25, 2006
Move over Wisconsin. The Golden State is on pace to become the nation's No. 1 cheese maker. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Don't vote for 'Death of a President'

Oct 25, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich takes issue with the fictionalized account of the assassination of President Bush in the film opening this weekend. He says theatergoers should send a message to movie houses — by staying home.

Vietnam opening for trade

Oct 25, 2006
It's taken more than a decade, but it looks like Vietnam finally gets to join the World Trade Organization. And that could be very good for some American businesses. Miranda Kennedy explains.

British extradition treaty here to stay

Oct 25, 2006
Many in Britain oppose the fast-track extradition treaty with the U.S. that so far has been used to go after more white collar criminals than terrorists, but Parliament just voted to reinforce the treaty. Stephen Beard reports.

<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_eaton_infrastructure1.html>Infrastructure nightmare</a>

Oct 25, 2006
Alaska's network of roads, runways and bridges are proving that man's infrastructure is no match for a warming climate. And scientists say the worst is yet to come. Sam Eaton reports.

Guilty of backdating

Oct 25, 2006
Federal investigators got their first guilty plea in the stock options backdating scandal. The outcome could give executives at the other 140 companies involved even more to worry about. Bob Moon reports.

Banning cars on 42nd Street

Oct 25, 2006
A new report calls for making New York's famed 42nd Street thoroughfare a pedestrian-friendly mall by banning cars and adding a light-rail system. It could be a huge boon for businesses there, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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JetBlue decelerates

Oct 24, 2006
Discount airline JetBlue today reported flat quarterly earnings and announced it would scale back expansion plans. So why did shares take off? Jeff Tyler explains why slow growth sounds good on Wall Street.

Stock tip spam scam

Oct 24, 2006
Does it seem like you've been getting a lot of e-mails promising hot new stock tips lately? You're probably going to see more and more of this spam filling up your inbox &mdash; because it's working. Amy Scott reports.

Cotton subsidies hamper trade relations

Oct 24, 2006
The WTO made U.S. cotton subsidies illegal two years ago, but American farmers are still getting checks. African nations aren't happy about the imbalance and that's cooling wider trade talks. Gretchen Wilson reports.