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Corporate bankruptcies

Tess Vigeland | Feb 3, 2006
More companies are likely to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year than last. Tess Vigeland looks at why.

Taking the pineapple out of Hawaii

Alisa Roth | Feb 3, 2006
Del Monte will no longer grow Hawaii's signature fruit in the Aloha State, because it's too expensive. Alisa Roth has more on the end of an era.

Muslim protest devastates Danish food producer

Stephen Beard | Feb 3, 2006
The largest foodmaker in Denmark, Arla, says it is losing $2 million a day from a boycott in the Mideast over editorial cartoons printed in a Danish newspaper. Millions of Muslims are refusing to buy products from Denmark, including butter, milk and cheese made by Arla. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.

Senate tax cut bill

Scott Tong | Feb 3, 2006
Late yesterday, the Senate approved $70 billion worth of tax cuts over 5 years. That package still needs to be reconciled with the House version, and as Scott Tong reports, there's a fair amount of reconciling to do.
Posted In: Economy

House leadership election

John Dimsdale | Feb 2, 2006
Today, House Republicans chose John Boehner as their new leader to replace Tom DeLay, who's under indictment. Kai Ryssdal speaks to our DC Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about the vote.

Iran's nuclear controversy

Stephen Beard | Feb 2, 2006
The International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna is considering reporting Iran to the UN Security Council. The US has been applying its own pressure on Iran by leaning on European companies that trade with them. Stephen Beard reports.

Mine safety

Helen Palmer | Feb 2, 2006
The US Mine Safety and Health Administration has asked coal mines nationwide to "Stand Down for Safety" -- to run through their safety procedures for an hour on Monday morning. As Helen Palmer reports, the mining industry has been getting safer overall, but critics say safety enforcement has slipped.
Posted In: Health

US/Cuba energy summit

Dan Grech | Feb 2, 2006
The first-ever energy summit between the United States and Cuba started today in Mexico. For the next three days, American energy executives will meet with Cuban officials to discuss... well, it's not really clear. From the Americas Desk, Dan Grech explains.

No mo flood insurance?

| Feb 2, 2006
Senators today heard about problems with the federal flood insurance program, which can't raise enough money to cover the Katrina payout with the premiums it currently collects. Congress is talking about raising the premiums. Policy analyst and commentator Peter Van Doren says that's not enough.

We get letters...

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 2, 2006
Kai Ryssdal rummages through the Marketplace mailbag to find out what's on listeners' minds.