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Bankruptcy law disappointing creditors

| Apr 20, 2006
One year after new bankruptcy restrictions were signed into law, Chris Farrell reports that credit card companies aren't getting what they hoped.<br/ ><b>A special report by Marketplace and American RadioWorks.</b>

Hu Jintao in the <i>other</i> Washington

| Apr 20, 2006
Chinese leader Hu Jintao is set to huddle with President Bush today over thorny economic issues between the two countries. They'll be talking trade mostly, what with the $200 billion gap between American and Chinese exports. Deborah Wong reports.

End of rate hikes

Amy Scott | Apr 20, 2006
Wall Street has been exuberant over indications that the Federal Reserve may be ending its interest rate hikes. But with new reports that inflation may still be a problem, are investor celebrations premature? Amy Scott takes a look.
Posted In: Economy

CEO compensation

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 20, 2006
Shareholder watchdogs have been complaining loudly over runaway CEO compensation, but according to a new report, companies don't seem to be listening. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Snow Belt allure?

Hilary Wicai | Apr 20, 2006
A new Census report says not all Northern states are losing population to the Sun Belt. Maine and Rhode Island have actually seen an influx of residents. Hillary Wicai looks at why.

Environmental costs of bottled water

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 20, 2006
Prepackaged H2O may be a $40 billion industry, but it's anything but green. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Apple of Apple's eye

Sarah Gardner | Apr 20, 2006
iTunes and the iPod helped boost Apple's earning 41% according to its recent quarterly report. And as Sarah Gardner reports, the company might have already its Next Big Thing to stoke even more growth.

Stanley Cup's back

Tess Vigeland | Apr 20, 2006
Hockey's Stanley Cup playoffs get underway this weekend. You'll remember, there were no playoffs last year because the season was cancelled. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Sports

Organized crime steering the piracy ship

Stephen Beard | Apr 19, 2006
Making and selling counterfeit goods is no longer a cottage industry. And with huge profits on the table, organized criminal gangs from around the globe have moved in. Stephen Beard reports.

Sweet'N Low story is a bitter one

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 19, 2006
The sugar substitute Sweet'N Low made one Brooklyn family very wealthy -- but the riches also split the family and some members even wound up in trouble with the feds. Author Rich Cohen tells Kai Ryssdal the sorry tale.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship