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Global economy calls for global politics

| Oct 2, 2006
President Bush signed a bill Saturday extending economic sanctions against Iran without the support of China or Russia. Commentator and political philosopher Benjamin Barber argues that such unilateralist tactics are passé.

Is the legislative branch broken?

Scott Tong | Oct 2, 2006
Congress is out until Election Day and politicians are back in their home districts buying ads and making speeches. But are they solving anything we really care about? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Sloan Sessions: What's behind market rally?

Scott Jagow | Oct 2, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks with host Scott Jagow about the recent stock market climb.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Taking federal issues into their own hands

Jeff Tyler | Oct 2, 2006
What happens when a state like California jumps into issues usually reserved for Congress? Jeff Tyler reports. First in <a href=""><strong>The Real Agenda</strong></a> series.

Brazil's presidential election tightens

Dan Grech | Oct 2, 2006
Incumbent Brazilian President Luiz Ignacia Lula da Silva had looked like a shoo-in for reelection, but corruption allegations have tightened the race. Marketplace's Dan Grech talks with host Mark Austin Thomas.
Posted In: Canada

Businesses watch new Supreme Court session

Sam Eaton | Oct 2, 2006
A large number of the cases on the Supreme Court's 2006-07 docket have deep implications for businesses. And that has many gearing up for a fight. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Whither the 4th quarter?

Lisa Napoli | Oct 2, 2006
With the fourth quarter of 2006 underway, Lisa Napoli takes a look at where the economy is headed for the rest of the year.

Online gambling's chips are down

Stephen Beard | Oct 2, 2006
Shares in online gambling firms plunged by up to 60% on the London Stock Exchange today. Investors have been baling out of the sector after Congress passed a bill cracking down on Internet betting. Stephen Beard reports.

Wildfires burn through government coffers

| Oct 2, 2006
This year, wildfires have burned over 9 million acres, mostly in the West. Now the bill for fighting those fires is coming due. Austin Jenkins has more.
Posted In: Washington

Morgan Stanley enters China banking

Jocelyn Ford | Oct 2, 2006
The race is on to get a piece of China's $5.1 billion banking industry. Today, Morgan Stanley got a head start over its rivals. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street