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The week that was on Wall Street

| Apr 1, 2005
It's Friday, which means it is time to check the week on Wall Street with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.
Posted In: Wall Street

China: environmentally friendly or just pretending?

| Apr 1, 2005
This week the Chinese government hosted its first ever international conference on green buildings. These are houses and offices that consume less energy and raw materials. If anything, the economic boom has made the country more ravenous. Last year China used as much steel as the U.S. and Japan combined. It's now the biggest coal consumer in the world. Second in oil consumption. Just how serious is China in going green? Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Recycling -- and when not to recycle

| Apr 1, 2005
Not all environmental standards already on the books are well-designed. So says commentator and engineer Bill Hammack. He proposes a simple design fix to make recycling more efficient.<br><p>Bill Hammack teaches chemical engineering at the University of Illinois-Urbana.

Old racing horses get a second chance on the track

| Apr 1, 2005
Seabiscuit... Chances are you've read the book or seen the movie. If you haven't, it's the story of a washed up horse that is nursed back to health and ends up becoming a champion racer. It might sound a little cinematic for the modern track. But Marketplace's London bureau Chief Stephen Beard found a British stable which is doing just that. And it's paying off...
Posted In: Canada

Lava lamp. A really big lava lamp ...

| Apr 1, 2005
Paris has the Eiffel Tower. St. Louis has the Arch. And about 150 miles east of Seattle's Space Needle, boosters in a forlorn rural town are pinning their hopes on the arrival of a giant lava lamp. Correspondent Tom Banse reports from Soap Lake, Washington.

The Job Files

| Apr 1, 2005
Time once again for the Job Files. Today - the auto "detailer." This edition was produced by Laurie Selik.

Baseball is upon us - Will money win the World Series?

| Mar 31, 2005
Baseball's Opening Day is Sunday, when the Boston Red Sox meet the New York Yankees to begin the season. Both teams are front-runners to win the World Series this year, and both have sky-high payrolls. Sports commentator Diana Nyad explains the connection.

Show me the (settlement) money

| Mar 31, 2005
Remember the name Jack Grubman? The telecom stock analyst accused of touting AT&T so his kids could get into a swank pre-school? It was one of many stories about skewed stock advice from analysts who had a little skin in the game. These conflict-of-interest stories led to lawsuits. And huge settlements. One involved ten banks paying almost $1.5 billion. The biggest settlement in Wall Street history. A good portion of the money was supposed to go to investors, to compensate them for the fraud. But as Marketplace's Amy Scott tells us, almost two years later, investors are still waiting.
Posted In: Wall Street

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