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General Malaise

Bob Moon | Mar 17, 2006
GM shares have sunk more than 3% today following the company's restatement of 2005 losses -- specifically, increasing them by $2 billion. Bob Moon looks at what this could mean for the struggling company.
Posted In: Wall Street

Coal ruling

John Dimsdale | Mar 17, 2006
A federal appeals court today struck down an EPA rule that let some power plant operators sidestep expensive requirements to reduce emissions. It's a big victory for state governments and environmental organizations who argued the Bush administration's rule would gut the Clean Air Act. John Dimsdale reports.

L'Oreal and the Body Shop

Stephen Beard | Mar 17, 2006
Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has bought the eco-conscious British company Body Shop. Critics question the move because Body Shop is well-known for its stance against animal testing, whereas L'Oreal has never banned the practice. Stephen Beard reports.

Good news for identity thieves?

Scott Tong | Mar 17, 2006
The Visa credit card company says cash registers may have a built-in software flaw that stores consumer credit card and debit card information, even though they're not supposed to. Scott Tong reports.

American Express and the "clear card"

| Mar 17, 2006
American Express is advertising its new credit card, called "clear card," in Boston and Dallas. AMEX says customers want more clarity about finances. To find out what kind of clarity, it conducted a phone survey. Sean Cole reports on the practice of research as marketing.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 17, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with Kim Clark, personal finance columnist for U.S. News and World Report, about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Altar's tortilla flophouse

| Mar 17, 2006
The town of Altar is an increasingly common staging ground for illegal immigrants from Mexico and Latin America preparing for their journey to the United States. Claudine Lomonaco reports on this migrant boomtown.

Iraq War numbers

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 17, 2006
Monday marks the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Kai Ryssdal looks at some statistics three years into the conflict.

We Talked to Chuck...

| Mar 17, 2006
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal talks with Charles Schwab about his start in the brokerage industry, how the business has changed, and teaching kids the basics of investing.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Where has the money gone in Iraq?

| Mar 17, 2006
Three years ago this weekend the US invaded Iraq. Beyond military spending, the US government has allocated $21 billion to rebuild the country. Pratap Chatterjee, director the non-profit group Corpwatch, spoke with Scott Jagow about where the money has gone.