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WorldCom will make record payout

Sep 22, 2005
A federal judge Wednesday approved a $6.1 billion settlement payout to investors who lost money in the WorldCom accounting fraud. But, Tess Vigeland reports, it'll most likely be pennies on the dollar.

Venezuela makes nice with Cuba

Sep 22, 2005
America's favorite hemispheric villains plan to announce a trade agreement Thursday. The move is direct challenge to the American embargo of Cuba. Brian Ellsworth reports.

Broadband saturation

Sep 22, 2005
The spread of broadband Internet in American households has begun to slow down, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Brian Watt reports on the efforts to reach dail-up holdouts.

Time Warner not letting AOL go

Sep 21, 2005
At an investors conference this morning Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons tried to quell rumors that the company might get rid of AOL. But it's shedding thousands of customers a quarter. Ashley Milne-Tyte has the story.

A house full of water

Sep 21, 2005
When your cabinets are soaked and moldy, who cares if the water came from wind-driven rain or waves blown in from the gulf? Well, your insurance company might. Marketplace's Dan Grech reports from Waveland, Mississippi.

GM suppliers won't be happy

Sep 21, 2005
GM is scheduled to host a get-together tomorrow with some of its biggest parts suppliers; it's expected to roll out a new plan for cutting billions of dollars in purchasing costs. Cheryl Glaser explains it'll be a tough sell.

From mining iron to the silver screen

Sep 21, 2005
It's not easy mining iron. And in 1991, it was particularly difficult for a group of women in Minnesota. Their landmark lawsuit and lives today are profiled by Catherine Winter of American Radio Works.

Katrina, meet NASA

Sep 21, 2005
One group of House Republicans has a plan to help pay for Katrina relief by cutting $140 billion in federal spending next year. John Dimsdale reports their targets are pork. And NASA. And PBS.

Paying too much at the pump?

Sep 21, 2005
With Hurricane Rita bearing down on the Texas coast gas prices are heading back above $3 a gallon. A simple question of free market supply and demand — or maybe not so free. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.

Bird flu vs. customs

Sep 21, 2005
Miranda Kennedy reports from Thailand that age-old habits and customs could fan a bird-flu pandemic. On Tuesday the WHO warned that it needed $250 million to try to prevent spread of the disease in humans.

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