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Bird flu summit

| Feb 27, 2006
Bird flu experts from around the world assemble in Washington today to discuss how businesses can prepare for a possible outbreak. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Health

Paid search gathering

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 27, 2006
Advertisers gather in New York today to discuss expanding their presence on search engines like Google and Yahoo. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Stem cell trial

Rachel Dornhelm | Feb 27, 2006
Today court proceedings begin in the dispute over whether the State of California can spend $3 billion in taxpayer money to fund stem cell research. Rachel Dornhelm has more.
Posted In: Science

Economy's looking up

Bob Moon | Feb 27, 2006
Leading economists have gazed deep into their crystal ball and pronounced the view a rosy one. Bob Moon reports that they see the economy surging back in the early part of the year.

New chromium regulations

Sam Eaton | Feb 27, 2006
Just as federal regulators are preparing new standards for chromium exposures, a new report charges the industry withheld data about chromium's health risks. Sam Eaton looks at the possible financial fallout.
Posted In: Science

Avon in Beijing

Jocelyn Ford | Feb 27, 2006
Avon just got Beijing's approval to sell its products door-to-door. Other major companies also have applications in the works. Beijing bureau chief Jocelyn Ford reports on why door-to-door sales were outlawed in Beijing, and what's changed.

Ports battle hits London

Stephen Beard | Feb 27, 2006
The battle over an Arab company's bid to run operations at six American ports will reach the high court in London today. An American firm will seek to block the takeover by the state-owned Dubai Ports World company. From the British Capitol, Stephen Beard reports.

The EU and the Palestinian Authority

Alisa Roth | Feb 27, 2006
The European Union is bucking the international trend by offering aid to the Palestinian Authority. But it's also trying hard to avoid giving the money directly to Hamas. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Economy

Listener Letters for February 24, 2006

| Feb 25, 2006
Time for us to peek into Marketplace Money letters bag. Don't miss the missives.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Health Care Chorus

| Feb 25, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week, the need for health care reform has bridged a political divide. Chris sings hallelujah.