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Raising economic flags

| Mar 7, 2006
Americans aren't the only ones troubled by cross-border deals. Europeans have their own worries. And commentator Bill Emmott says that's a dangerous form of economic nationalism.

Dear Marketplace

| Mar 7, 2006
You let us know about our errors and <nobr>omissions . . . .</nobr> Oh, and some of the things you liked. Kai Ryssdal features some of your comments.

Young South African business

| Mar 7, 2006
Grassroots urban youth culture is hot in South Africa, where these days music and clothes often come from black-owned companies. Reporter Sean Cole has the story of one unlikely business partnership called Loxion Kulcha.

Corporate philanthropy

Alisa Roth | Mar 7, 2006
Commentator Matthew Bishop looks at the motives besides altruism for corporations' charitable donations.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pity the landlord

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 7, 2006
Despite skyrocketing property values in New York City, some landlords in the Big Apple are crying poor. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us why.
Posted In: New York

The new NYSE

Alisa Roth | Mar 7, 2006
The New York Stock Exchange's 213-year run as a member-owned enterprise comes to an end today with completion of its merger with the electronic exchange Archipelago Holdings. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Retirees oppose GM/UAW deal

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 7, 2006
More than 1200 retired GM autoworkers have lodged formal complaints against a deal between the automaker and the United Auto Workers to require pensioners to pay more for their healthcare. A federal hearing into the matter concludes today and Judge Robert Cleland has until April 1 to approve or reject the deal. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Approaching the debt ceiling

Janet Babin | Mar 7, 2006
The Treasury Department attempts to slow the accumulation of federal red ink today by issuing $7 billion in quick-turnaround bonds. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

China celebrates Oscar

Ruth Kirchner | Mar 7, 2006
China has been quick to celebrate Ang Lee's Academy Award for best director, but the celebration has been a little touchy. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

WTO rules against Mexico

Dan Grech | Mar 7, 2006
The World Trade Organization ruled that Mexico violated international trade rules by slapping a 20% tax on imported soft drinks that contain sweeteners other than cane sugar. The U.S. had opposed the tax. Dan Grech reports.

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