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Altar's tortilla flophouse

| Mar 17, 2006
The town of Altar is an increasingly common staging ground for illegal immigrants from Mexico and Latin America preparing for their journey to the United States. Claudine Lomonaco reports on this migrant boomtown.

Iraq War numbers

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 17, 2006
Monday marks the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Kai Ryssdal looks at some statistics three years into the conflict.

We Talked to Chuck...

| Mar 17, 2006
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal talks with Charles Schwab about his start in the brokerage industry, how the business has changed, and teaching kids the basics of investing.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Where has the money gone in Iraq?

| Mar 17, 2006
Three years ago this weekend the US invaded Iraq. Beyond military spending, the US government has allocated $21 billion to rebuild the country. Pratap Chatterjee, director the non-profit group Corpwatch, spoke with Scott Jagow about where the money has gone.

She's a British idol on the Web

Stephen Beard | Mar 17, 2006
A struggling British singer has attracted thousands of new fans from all over the world with her concerts -- webcast from her home in south London. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

What's on the US credit-card bill?

Hilary Wicai | Mar 17, 2006
Yesterday, the Senate raised the debt ceiling by another $800 billion. So now the United States owes $9 trillion. Hillary Wicai puts this in perspective.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Safeguarding your financial identity

Stacey Vanek Smith | Mar 17, 2006
A House Committee approved a bill that would protect consumers from security breaches that compromise their personal information. Those laws currently vary from state to state. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Mexico's untapped black gold

| Mar 17, 2006
Huge oil reserves have been discovered off the Mexico coast, but the government-run PEMEX oil company doesn't have the private-industry know-how to get the job done. Collin Campbell reports.
Posted In: Canada

The Job Files: Image consultant

| Mar 17, 2006
In this week's installment we meet image consultant Samantha von Sperling, who teaches etiquette, interview skills and social skills. Did you know asparagus is to be eaten with the fingers?

A beer martini please . . . dry

| Mar 17, 2006
One American beer maker has a suggestion for you: beer cocktails.Julie Moody takes us to Austin, Texas, where the idea is being tested on some music-festival fans.

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