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Even more fraud on Wall Street

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.
Posted In: Wall Street

Millions worth of weapons missing

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.
Posted In: Canada

It's still the economy stupid

| 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.

Nigeria's oil curse

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.
Posted In: Canada

Investing in the kids

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.

Ringtone royalties

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.
Posted In: Entertainment

Putting a price tag on global warming

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.
Posted In: Canada

Vioxx heads to court . . . again

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.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Bidding war for Delphi?

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.

Crash course in history

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 30, 2006
This week marks the anniversary of Black Tuesday. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back for a look at the great stock market crash of 1929.
Posted In: Wall Street