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How long can the happy music play?

Bob Moon | Jul 17, 2007
While optimism reigns on Wall Street, there are some more questions today about how long the rally might last. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Google searches for new business

Janet Babin | Jul 17, 2007
Most websites don't have a search function, or if they do, it performs poorly. So, today the company synonymous with search stepped in to offer its services. Janet Babin reports.

Murdoch poised to acquire Dow Jones

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 17, 2007
The Dow Jones board was set to vote today on a deal that would sell the Wall Street Journal's parent company to Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp for $5 billion. Forbes magazine's Dennis Kneale talked with Kai Ryssdal about it.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

FTC takes hard look at selling to kids

| Jul 17, 2007
The FTC meets tomorrow to talk about how advertising and marketing are directed at children. The food industry is trying to get out in front of possible regulations by announcing rules of its own. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
Posted In: Washington

Feeding on sugar-frosted capitalism

| Jul 17, 2007
Commentator Joel Stein says he learned everything he needed to know about the capitalist system from advertising and marketing of cereal makers.
Posted In: Health

FDA pays to compete with private sector

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 17, 2007
The FDA pays some of the biggest employee bonuses in the federal bureaucracy. Yet, it's struggling to fund improved food safety. Those facts led to some grilling at a congressional hearing today. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

China's still learning customer service

Scott Tong | Jul 17, 2007
When Marketplace's Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong arrived in China last January, it didn't take him long to learn that business is done differently and buyer beware.

Life insurance on the line

Amy Scott | Jul 17, 2007
Life settlements, viaticals, mortality and longevity bonds -- investors these days are finding all sorts of ways to cash in on life and death. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Investing

Retirement needs a whole new look

| Jul 17, 2007
It wasn't so long ago that the idea of a company pension didn't exist, points out business historian John Steele Gordon. He says the current pension system is tailored to a mid-century workforce and it no longer fits.

A Google search for every site

Janet Babin | Jul 17, 2007
The search-engine juggernaut launches a new service that allows individual websites to use the famed Google search engine as their own. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail