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Will Wall Street behave without its sheriff?

Amy Scott | Nov 8, 2006
New York's crusading Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has won that state's governorship. He made his name cracking down on abuses in the finance industry, so Wall Street may be all too happy to usher him out, Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

Anti-tax but not anti-spend

Steve Tripoli | Nov 8, 2006
American voters tend to be strongly against taxes — but they're not necessarily against big government spending. They passed a record-setting bundle of bond and debt measures on Tuesday. Steve Tripoli reports.

Stem-cell research finds a home in Missouri

Helen Palmer | Nov 8, 2006
<strong>WEB EXTRA:</strong> Missouri voters on Tuesday approved expanding stem-cell research. The Show Me State plans to show the world it can be a stem-cell center. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

L.A. billionaires bid on Tribune

Sarah Gardner | Nov 8, 2006
Billionaire businessman Eli Broad and supermarket magnate Ron Burkle have teamed up to submit a bid for the Tribune Company. Sarah Gardner has details.

New vision for corporate accounting

Stephen Beard | Nov 8, 2006
The world's biggest accounting firms are calling for a major shake-up in the ways companies report performance. They say more frequent and varied reports should be posted on the Internet. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Another case of pretexting

Alisa Roth | Nov 8, 2006
Allied Capital is the latest company accused of having investigators impersonate its most vocal critics to access their phone records. Is this just the way companies do business these days? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime

Republicans seduced by power

| Nov 8, 2006
Why did the Republicans lose so decisively? Commentator Steve Moore says it's because they've become the corrupt Washington insiders they promised to clear out.

Republicans misjudged the new morality

| Nov 8, 2006
Commentator Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation magazine sees the GOP loss a little differently. She thinks the meaning of the phrase "moral values" is changing.

Winds of change blowing in Washington

John Dimsdale | Nov 8, 2006
New Democratic strength in Congress will likely bring some changes in economic policies. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Marketplace's Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about what's ahead.
Posted In: Washington

Wall Street rooting for gridlock on the Hill

John Dimsdale and Scott Jagow | Nov 8, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and John Dimsdale look at what went wrong for Republicans &mdash; and why investors don't seem to mind. In fact, Wall Street even seems to like the idea of a divided Congress.
Posted In: Wall Street