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Telecom mergers get a second look

Steve Tripoli | Aug 7, 2006
SBC's merger with AT&T and Verizon's union with MCI are done deals, right? Not exactly. Steve Tripoli reports a federal judge still has the power to tinker with the fine print.

ABC expands fall Web lineup

Lisa Napoli | Aug 7, 2006
ABC has plans to beef up its online offerings for the upcoming TV season. Lisa Napoli reports it's an indication TV executives are taking the smaller screen more seriously.
Posted In: Science

Indian states ban Coke and Pepsi

Miranda Kennedy | Aug 7, 2006
Today a sixth Indian state, Gujarat, announced it's banning the soft drinks from government schools and offices after an environmental study found them to contain high levels of pesticides. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Working women aren't happy

Hilary Wicai | Aug 7, 2006
A survey from the AFL-CIO out today checks in with America's working women — and finds that 95 percent are concerned about the future. Hillary Wicai reports.

Trying to jumpstart Hot Wheels

| Aug 7, 2006
Mattel's latest efforts to reignite interest in the little toy cars involved a trip to the tiny town of Speed, Kansas. Charla Bear explains.

US beef arrives in Japan

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 7, 2006
The first imports of American beef arrived in Japan today, after being banned for two and a half years due to mad cow disease fears. But that doesn't mean Japanese consumers are ready to eat it. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Straight Story: The long view

Chris Farrell | Aug 4, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris addresses what's needed in corporate America.

Day in the Work Life: Behind the curtain

| Aug 4, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we pull some strings with a puppeteer.

Buzzword: Foreign Assistance Act

| Aug 4, 2006
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, Foreign Assistance Act. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, August 4, 2006

Chris Farrell | Aug 4, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on becoming financially independent, investing in international bonds and participating in a 1031 exchange.

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