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The Fed meets this week

Tess Vigeland | Nov 1, 2005
The Federal Reserve Board meets Tuesday and is likely to increase interest rates to calm inflationary pressures. Tess Vigeland reports.

You've come a long way, baby Bells

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 1, 2005
The FCC gave the go-ahead Monday to mergers between SBC and ATT and between Verizon and MCI. What's all this consolidation going to mean for consumers? Stacey Vanek Smith has the answer.

Judge Alito on business

Bob Moon | Oct 31, 2005
Samuel Alito began this Halloween with a big treat: the president nominated him to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Court watchers are reading up on what he's written. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Washington

Novartis buys Chiron

Alisa Roth | Oct 31, 2005
Pharmaceutical companies have been working to come up with vaccines and drugs to treat the bird flu. But it may a more pedestrian influenza that are guiding their business decisions. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Health

The AMT and Mrs. Brady

Scott Tong | Oct 31, 2005
The president's commission on tax reform is expected to issue its official recommendations tomorrow. One high-profile suggestion will likely be to ditch the Alternative Minimum Tax. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Washington

Bye bye AMT, so long mortgage deduction?

| Oct 31, 2005
Getting rid of the AMT would mean Congress would have to replace the billions it brings into the Treasury. That could mean curtains for the home mortgage deduction — which is fine with commentator Steve Moore.

A new look at the world

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 31, 2005
The new Oxford Atlas of the World weighs in at 12 pounds, with more than 500 pages. Ben Keene is the editor of the atlas; he talks with host Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Canada

Tourists return to New Orleans

Dan Grech | Oct 31, 2005
Hotels are opening, Bourbon Street is bouncing, and cafes are serving classic New Orleans fare in the French Quarter. Marketplace's Dan Grech takes the tourism pulse of the still-recovering Big Easy.

In lieu of flowers

| Oct 31, 2005
When someone we know dies, we often send flowers to the family. It's an expresssion of sympathy. And it's also a business — at least, it has been. Michelle Philippe reports.

Who's afraid of the big bad Fed?

Scott Jagow | Oct 31, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells Scott Jagow that the Federal Reserve really isn't as powerful as people think it is.
Posted In: Wall Street