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Skilling sentence comes down today

Jeff Tyler | Oct 23, 2006
Former Enron CEO Jeffry Skilling faces at least 20 years in prison for his role in the company's collapse when he is sentenced today for fraud and conspiracy. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime

Putting the Taurus out to pasture

Amy Scott | Oct 23, 2006
After more than 20 years, Ford is retiring the "jelly bean"-shaped car that helped the automaker rebound from its previous sales slump. Amy Scott reports.

Happy birthday iPod

Janet Babin | Oct 23, 2006
Apple's iPod is turning five. Will the next five years be a similar rocket ride for the ubiquitous music player? Janet Babin takes a look.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

UK defense company changing its stripes?

Stephen Beard | Oct 23, 2006
Britain's biggest defense contractor could become an American company — and the British government won't stand in its way. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Keeping biotech in California

Sarah Gardner | Oct 23, 2006
A new study shows California is the center of the global biotech industry, but the Golden State can't take that designation for granted, Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

Thailand reassures trade partners

Miranda Kennedy | Oct 23, 2006
Thailand's new prime minister is making the rounds in neighboring countries to reassure trading partners that all is well after last month's military coup. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Government accounting shakeup?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 23, 2006
A federal advisory board has proposed major changes to the way the government accounts for Social Security and Medicare. The new rule would make the U.S. budget deficit look much larger. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

Straight Story: Trickle down

| Oct 20, 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 issues a warning: Stop selling money products for the wealthy to the financially weary.

Day in the Work Life: Sister act

| Oct 20, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we draw inspiration with a Catholic sister.

Buzzword: CME

| Oct 20, 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: CME. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?