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Marketplace PM for June 30, 2006
Jun 30, 2006

Marketplace PM for June 30, 2006

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Orbitz travel service sold

Jun 30, 2006
The Internet firm Cendant sold its Orbitz travel booking site to the Blackstone Group for $4 billion. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports that Cendant's looking to keep its business simple.

National savings rate is down

Jun 30, 2006
An important indicator of American wealth shows personal incomes are up. But, savings are down. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports on what that means.

Is a philanthropic monopoly a good thing?

Jun 30, 2006
Political philosopher and commentator Benjamin Barber worries that Warren Buffett's bequest to the Gates Foundation may pose threats to civil society and philanthropy that people haven't considered.

The road to privatization

Jun 30, 2006
Some of the hottest American real estate these days is the nation's tollway system. Indiana announced this week a 75-year lease of its toll roads to foreign investors for $3.8 billion. Chicago Public Radio's Diantha Parker reports.

IRS gets soaked

Jun 30, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service is shutting down. But, alas, not for good. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports that the East Coast floods have washed out the taxman — but just temporarily.

The key to Japan's recovery? Elvisnomics

Jun 30, 2006
<strong>NEWS ANALYSIS:</strong> The visit of President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi to Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion brings to light The King's views on economic policy. Reporter Kim Green explains to Tess Vigeland.