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.
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.
| 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.
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.
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.
Lisa Napoli | Oct 30, 2006
There's a whole lot of money rolling in from cell phone ringtones and other digital downloads — but music companies might be taking more than their share of the royalties. Lisa Napoli reports.
Stephen Beard | Oct 30, 2006
A new study says climate change could cost the world economy more than $6 trillion unless drastic, international action is taken now. The good news: The cost might be pretty reasonable. Stephen Beard reports.
Helen Palmer | Oct 30, 2006
Merck's arthritis drug Vioxx is back in court today as an 11th case goes to trial, but the legal landscape of the ongoing litigation has changed considerably. Helen Palmer reports.
Bob Moon | Oct 30, 2006
Nevermind all the trouble facing U.S. automakers lately: Some hedge funds and private-equity firms are banking on growing profits in the auto-parts industry. Bob Moon reports.