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WTO slaps US over softwood dispute

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 14, 2006
The World Trade Organization has called on the United State to return billions of dollars in tariffs imposed on Canadian softwood lumber. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Low-cost malaria treatment

Helen Palmer | Apr 14, 2006
Malaria is one of the developing world's deadliest diseases, but Helen Palmer reports on a new partnership between the private and non-profit sectors to develop a low-cost treatment.
Posted In: Health

Plastic China

Jocelyn Ford | Apr 14, 2006
Credit cards are gaining popularity in China, and so is credit card fraud. In response, regulators are calling on banks to clamp down on customers they issue the cards to. Jocelyn Ford reports.

First Massachusetts, now Texas?

| Apr 14, 2006
The Lone Star State is home to the nation's largest percentage of full-time workers without health insurance. As part of efforts to change that, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has proposed offering businesses an incentive to provide employees with health coverage. Ben Philpott has more.
Posted In: Health

Taxing downloads

Lisa Napoli | Apr 14, 2006
A growing number of states are slapping a tax on movie, TV and music downloads. Lisa Napoli reports.

Job Files: Coffee broker

| Apr 14, 2006
If you're going to be a coffee broker, you have to have a passion for what you're doing.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Say Goodbye

| Apr 14, 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: tired of paying high fees to your mutual fund? Chris has an idea.
Posted In: Investing

The "Buzzword": LSE

| Apr 14, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "LSE." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Last-Minute Tax Advice

| Apr 14, 2006
Don't panic. Take a deep breath and remember the "e" word: extension. Kai gets last-minute tax advice from Victor Omelczenko of the Internal Revenue Service.
Posted In: Taxes

Ford's way forward: close more plants

| Apr 13, 2006
A couple of months ago Ford said its plan for getting the car maker back on track involved closing 14 plants. Three already were named, and today workers at two more learned they're next. Cheryl Glaser reports.