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Wal-Mart's unsettling benefits memo

| Oct 26, 2005
WalMart's executive vice president for benefits wrote a 27-page memo that hit the pages of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/26/business/26walmart.ready.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1130361080-4Xxx1rOuhNi2oTHy6OgB1w">today's NY Times</a>. It lays out the discounter's plan to seize the high ground in the employee benefits war. Helen Palmer reports.

Women in "the pit"

Amy Scott | Oct 26, 2005
In the commodities markets, less than 2 percent of the brokers at the New York Board of Trade are women. But the spitting and hollering may not last forever. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

John Edwards heads to Wall Street

| Oct 26, 2005
The former vice presidential candidate says he'll be an advisor to a private equity group here. Writer and commentator Amity Shlaes says the move makes sense &#8212; for Edwards, and a whole lot of other people, too.
Posted In: Wall Street

Rock, real estate and Alan Greenspan

| Oct 26, 2005
The sound of the rock and roll underground recently is defined by two genres: a psychedelic folk revival and what the kids call electroclash. Why this, and why now? Ian Svenonius explains.
Posted In: Economy

Writing checks for the NY Yankees

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 26, 2005
The Yanks get criticized (not unjustly) for outspending the other major league baseball teams. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jean Afterman; she helps George Steinbrenner decide how to spend the team's millions.

Broadway is murder

| Oct 26, 2005
The woman behind Broadway's "The Perfect Crime" stars, takes tickets, and sweeps floors at her theater. Is this mad scramble what it takes to compete with the Disneys and Comcasts of Broadway?
Posted In: New York

The gilded age

| Oct 26, 2005
A small businessperson struggles to make a go of it, and explains why it's worth it to be in New York, even when the bottom line might say otherwise.

Sugar a-plenty

Sam Eaton | Oct 26, 2005
Hurricane Wilma tore through the heart of Florida's sugar-producing region, dealing a heavy blow to the state's cane growers. But there's still plenty of sugar to go around. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports.

Hurricanes cause turbulence for airlines

| Oct 26, 2005
This hurricane season has been particularly tough on the besieged airline industry. Rachel Dornhelm looks at just how bad it's been.

Breaking the rules of international trade?

Scott Tong | Oct 26, 2005
Lots of American firms do business overseas, but foreign competitors argue the U.S. is unfairly tilting the field. Today in Washington, some will try to repeal a controversial U.S. trade practice. Scott Tong reports.

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