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BP cost-cutting blamed

Stephen Beard | Oct 31, 2006
A safety board says it's found internal reports at BP that suggest the oil giant was aware of safety problems due to cost cuts at its Texas City refinery prior to last year's fatal explosion. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Repairing the Red Cross

Helen Palmer | Oct 30, 2006
Stung by criticism of how it handled Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 attacks, the American Red Cross today announced plans for a major overhaul that includes slashing its 50-member board. Helen Palmer reports.

Treasury market manipulation?

John Dimsdale | Oct 30, 2006
Government regulators are reportedly looking into possible illegal manipulation of the $4.5 trillion U.S. Treasury bonds market. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Trouble at Clear Channel

| Oct 30, 2006
Clear Channel today posted higher-than-expected Q3 profits, but earnings are down and its stock price has tumbled since 2000. As the media giant considers whether to put itself up for sale, Lisa Napoli adds up the numbers.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hedge funds leaning blue

Amy Scott | Oct 30, 2006
Leading hedge funds have been making major contributions to the Democratic Party heading up to the midterm elections. Amy Scott looks at what's behind the industry's tilt to the left.
Posted In: Wall Street

Even more fraud on Wall Street

Jeff Tyler | Oct 30, 2006
The SEC is already investigating more than 100 companies for possible stock option backdating. Now it turns out that some executives may have also fudged exercise dates in order to avoid income taxes. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

Millions worth of weapons missing

Hilary Wicai | Oct 30, 2006
There's news out of Iraq that the U.S. military has lost track of tens of thousands of weapons purchased for Iraqi security forces — and failed to record serial numbers for about 370,000 weapons. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

It's still the economy stupid

| Oct 30, 2006
The GOP's strategy of focusing on Iraq and national security seems to be backfiring in the polls. A majority of Americans are now against the war. So perhaps this election isn't about the economy after all? Commentator Benjamin Barber says, yes it is.

Nigeria's oil curse

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 30, 2006
Protesters yesterday shut down an oil pumping station in the Niger Delta. It's one of the richest oil regions in the world, but residents don't benefit much. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to documentary filmmaker Sandy Cioffi who just returned from the area.
Posted In: Canada

Investing in the kids

Scott Jagow | Oct 30, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell look at a new trend in corporate philanthropy: giving to early childhood development programs.