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Educating Rico: Auto insurance

Rico Gagliano | Sep 22, 2006
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. This time, our hero shops for car insurance. Too bad he just crashed into a motorcycle.

HP's CEO goes before the press

Steve Tripoli | Sep 22, 2006
Mark Hurd held a news conference today to address issues surrounding HP's investigation of boardroom leaks. Host Kai Ryssdal discusses with Marketplace's Steve Tripoli what Hurd had to say and what it might mean for him and the company.

Backdating for a dead man

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 22, 2006
Cablevision admitted that it awarded stock options to a vice chairman after he died. The company backdated the options to make it look like the executive had received them while he was still alive. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Experimental train crashes in test

Stephen Beard | Sep 22, 2006
At least 25 people died after a high-speed magnetic levitation train hit a maintenance vehicle and crashed in Germany. The crash is yet more bad news for the train's development. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Looking back at a Black Friday

| Sep 22, 2006
Commentator and business historian John Steele Gordon tells the story of how one man's attempt to corner the gold market left New York's financial district in utter chaos. Could it happen again?

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 22, 2006
Our stockbroker and business analyst in Dallas, David Johnson, talks with host Kai Ryssdal about this week's market news and what lies ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

iPod's sincerest form of flattery appears

| Sep 22, 2006
Fake iPods have reportedly been spotted in Asia, in Europe, and now in North America. But Jordana Gustafson reports.
Posted In: Canada

What are you doing after the bell?

Amy Scott | Sep 22, 2006
Wall Street has a dating site all its own, whether you're a trader or just looking for one. Amy Scott checked it out.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Happy birthday . . . index funds!

Jeff Tyler | Sep 22, 2006
It's time to wish happy birthday to one of the more popular market investments: Index funds just turned 30. But why isn't everyone cheering? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Investing

Is it time to pay college athletes?

Scott Jagow | Sep 22, 2006
Host Scott Jagow talks to business of sports commentator Diana Nyad about the fallout over allegations that star running back Reggie Bush took money and gifts from sports agents while playing college football.
Posted In: Sports