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Disney slashing movie production

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 12, 2006
Walt Disney plans to cut its annual movie production slate in half and eliminate jobs to trim costs. But why cut back on the heels of its big summer smash hits? Host Kai Ryssdal asks Daily Variety Managing Editor Michael Speier.

We've got mail

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 12, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal digs through the Marketplace mailbag and reads listener letters.

Mexican election protests grow

Dan Grech | Jul 12, 2006
Supporters of defeated Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are massing for a march on Mexico City, saying the narrow election was stolen. But the candidate has a fine line to walk with his supporters. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Money pollution

| Jul 12, 2006
Those colorful new $10 and $20 dollar bills might be easy on the eye and tough on counterfeiters — but they're also tough on the environment. Nancy Mullane reports
Posted In: Science

Brits pulled into Enron net

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jul 12, 2006
Three British bankers are being extradited to the US for Enron-related crimes and the business community there is not happy about it. Host Scott Jagow asks European Correspondent Stephen Beard what the uproar is all about.
Posted In: Canada

No surprise, we still have a trade deficit

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 12, 2006
Trade figures for May show that the US imported $63 billion more in goods than it exported. That's the sixth-largest trade deficit in history, but it's just a sign of the times. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Economy

Halliburton's (exclusive) gig is up

Hilary Wicai | Jul 12, 2006
Halliburton has been accused for years of bilking the US government with its exclusive contract. And now the Army has decided to end the deal and hand over those services to three companies. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Microsoft's big EU fine

Stephen Beard | Jul 12, 2006
Today the European Commission fined Microsoft more than $350 million for failing to comply with an anti-trust ruling. It's also threatened to charge the company additional multi-million dollar penalties. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Google opening shop in Michigan

Steve Tripoli | Jul 12, 2006
A big announcement from Google yesterday comes as welcome news to economically-depressed Michigan: The search engine will build a new facility in Ann Arbor. Steve Tripoli reports.

'Bank of Wal-Mart' debate continues

Hilary Wicai | Jul 12, 2006
House lawmakers look to close a loophole that could allow Wal-Mart, Home Depot and other retailers to open commercial banks. A hearing on the issue is scheduled today. Hillary Wicai reports.