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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

Do women deserve equal pay at Wimbledon?

Scott Jagow | Feb 23, 2007
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad says female tennis players may provide just as much entertainment value as the men, but when it comes down to it, it really isn't equal pay for equal work.
Posted In: Sports

Crunching the Oscar numbers

| Feb 23, 2007
As Hollywood prepares for Sunday's Academy Awards show, Daily Variety's Mike Speier breaks down the cash flow that makes it all come together.
Posted In: Entertainment