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An end to commissions on Wall Street?

Amy Scott | May 22, 2006
A major Wall Street brokerage house is expected to announce a settlement this week in a class-action suit that claims stockbrokers should get paid overtime. It's a fight that could transform the whole profession. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Cold, hard cash tied to congressman

Scott Tong | May 22, 2006
FBI officials say they've caught Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson on tape accepting a $100,000 bribe. Agents later found the cash hidden in his freezer. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

1. Pick a mayor; 2. Rebuild the city

Kai Ryssdal | May 22, 2006
Marketplace's Sam Eaton tells host Kai Ryssdal that with their mayoral election behind them, New Orleans' residents are now keying on Mayor Ray Nagin to lead the city's recovery.

German companies thrive in China

Ruth Kirchner | May 22, 2006
China's largest trading partner in the European Union is Germany, with bilateral trade reaching $63.2 billion last year. Ruth Kirchner reports on the cozy business relationship between the two countries.
Posted In: Canada

Sloan Sessions: Higher interest rates

Scott Jagow | May 22, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan discusses the likely economic impact of higher interest rates with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Nagin's task: Reinvent city's economy

Sam Eaton | May 22, 2006
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has little time to savor his reelection victory before turning to the task of reinventing the city's battered economy. Sam Eaton reports.

Wal-Mart leaving South Korea

Jocelyn Ford | May 22, 2006
The world's largest retailer has been expanding by leaps and bounds overseas, but today Wal-Mart announced it's leaving South Korea. Jocelyn Ford has more on what went wrong.
Posted In: Canada

Safavian trial begins

| May 22, 2006
Former White House staffer and Jack Abramoff confidant David Safavian is set to go on trial today on charges of lying about his ties to Abramoff and obstructing federal investigators. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Washington

MasterCard IPO

Alisa Roth | May 22, 2006
The charge card is expected to go public this week in an effort to raise cash to pay legal bills and give industry leader Visa a run for its money. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

World Health Assembly

Helen Palmer | May 22, 2006
Health officials from across the globe gather in Geneva today for a week-long meeting to decide how the World Health Organization should spend its biannual $3 billion budget. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health