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Wall Street's looking a little down

Alisa Roth | Feb 23, 2007
Things have been strong for so long in the markets that three down days in a row are raising some eyebrows. We asked Marketplace's Alisa Roth to find out what's going on.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Pulling on the power of the purse strings

John Dimsdale | Feb 23, 2007
Democratic senators are drafting a repeal of the 2002 authorization to go to war in Iraq. And in the House there are questions about a strategy of trying to cut off money for the war effort. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Was jury's MP3 decision a sound ruling?

Sarah Gardner | Feb 23, 2007
A federal jury's finding that Microsoft should pay $1.5 billion for infringing on Alcatel's MP3 patents surprised analysts and might spell trouble for hundreds of companies. Appeals are expected to be heard. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Crime

KFC fishes for a papal endorsement

| Feb 23, 2007
During Lent, the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter, many Catholics and some Protestants give up meat. To cash in, KFC is rolling out a new fish sandwich — and asking for a little plug from on high. Amy Scott reports.

Hedging on Hollywood

| Feb 23, 2007
Hedge funds and private equity groups are becoming the stars of Hollywood film financing, to the tune of billions of dollars. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 23, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

If a tree falls in a forest, what about its offset?

| Feb 23, 2007
Dell says it will ask consumers, when they buy a computer, to donate a few bucks toward planting trees. The idea is to offset the energy that PCs consume. But that gave commentator Richard Conniff some pause.

French town fights for its fizzy fortune

| Feb 23, 2007
Officials of the little town where Perrier water comes from are giving lawyers for parent company Nestle some indigestion. John Laurenson went to the source in Vergeze, France.

Day in the Work Life: The job search

| Feb 23, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we scout the field with an executive headhunter.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Death bonds

| Feb 23, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Death bonds." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing