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Dems, keep your eyes on the prize

| Nov 8, 2006
Now that Democrats have won back power in the House, commentator Robert Reich suggests the party to resist the urge to go after the GOP. He says they need to set a new course for America if they want a blue White House in 2008.

Federated posts a loss

Steve Tripoli | Nov 8, 2006
The department store retail giant is having a hard time winning over former Robinsons-May and Marshall Fields customers. That's hurting the bottom line, but a makeover is in the works. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

But do we want it to do everything?

Janet Babin | Nov 8, 2006
Samsung unveils a new device that's a cell phone, digital music player and personal computer all in one. Will it rival iPod? Possibly — but gadgets that do it all haven't fared well in the U.S. before, Janet Babin reports.

Save the slopes

Sam Eaton | Nov 8, 2006
Ski resorts are getting political as global warming threatens to melt their bottom line. Sam Eaton reports.

Funding stem cell research

Helen Palmer | Nov 8, 2006
Despite the outcome of Tuesday's ballot initiative in Missouri, the debate over embryonic stem cell research isn't likely to end soon. Meantime, funding for the research continues to grow. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Overtaxed in India

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 8, 2006
A new study says India has the world's most burdensome tax laws — and that's not good for business, Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi.
Posted In: Canada, Taxes

Accounting firms want change

Stephen Beard | Nov 8, 2006
At a meeting in Paris today, the world's biggest accounting firms are calling for a major shake-up in the way companies report their performance. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Change in Washington?

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Nov 7, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Washington D.C. bureau chief John Dimsdale about what's at stake in today's midterm elections.
Posted In: Washington

House falling in on related industries

Diantha Parker | Nov 7, 2006
Two of the nation's top luxury home builders reported steep drops in quarterly earnings today — and builders aren't the only ones feeling the pinch. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Housing

Selling bonds to save lives

Stephen Beard | Nov 7, 2006
Celebrities, investors and even the Pope were among the first to buy a new type of bond in London today as part of an innovative vaccination program for the developing world. But the U.S. isn't taking part, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health