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Q2 on Wall Street

Bob Moon | Jul 11, 2006
Second quarter earnings reports are expected to be strong, but don't count on Wall Street to react positively. Bob Moon explains why some investors may not be impressed, even though earnings may be impressive.
Posted In: Wall Street

Storm insurance on trial

Sarah Gardner | Jul 11, 2006
Much is at stake in the first trial into whether insurance companies are responsible for the flood and storm-surge damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. Sarah Gardner has more.

Bringing Blu-ray and HD-DVD together

Janet Babin | Jul 11, 2006
Been waiting to see which high definition format wins out? One firm has developed a laser head that can read both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs — but do consumers even want high definition? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Medicare misinformation

Hilary Wicai | Jul 11, 2006
Government auditors find insurance companies give incorrect information about the new Medicare drug benefit program two-thirds of the time. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Sobering news for wine industry

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 11, 2006
A new study finds global climate change could dry up the multi-billion-dollar US wine industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story.

Electric car 2.0

Rachel Dornhelm | Jul 11, 2006
A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are looking to compete against traditional automakers in popularizing electric cars. Rachel Dormhelm reports.
Posted In: Science

Congress putting a stop to Internet gambling?

Hilary Wicai | Jul 11, 2006
This morning the House of Representatives starts debating a bill that would declare online gambling illegal. Of course, saying it and enforcing it are two different things. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

New drugs could get a different test

Helen Palmer | Jul 10, 2006
The FDA may significantly change the way it allows drugs to be tested. Marketplace's Helen Palmer explains to host Kai Ryssdal what that change could mean for drug companies and consumers.
Posted In: Health

Who gets credit for projected smaller deficit?

Scott Tong | Jul 10, 2006
Tomorrow the White House is expected to announce the projected budget deficit will be $100 billion less than originally feared, because people paid way more in taxes than expected. But why? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

It's time to change nation's fiscal course

| Jul 10, 2006
Comptroller General of the United States David Walker has a warning for new Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson and his boss: Fix current economic policies or we're in for a lot of pain.
Posted In: Economy, Washington