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Phoenix forest

May 17, 2005
When the Mt. St. Helen's volcano erupted 25 years ago tomorrow, one of Washington State's most valuable timber properties became a pile of dust. Now, the tree harvesting business there is not only rising from the ashes, it's coming back stronger than ever. Tom Banse reports.

Standing out in India

May 17, 2005
This week in our contribution to the public radio series "Think Global," we're looking at how countries around the world are adopting America's business practices. In this morning's installment, we look at a company in India that's going way beyond the American way of doing business.
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Khodorkovsky guilty

May 16, 2005
Once upon a time, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia's wealthiest entrepreneur. Now the oil tycoon could face up to ten years in jail after being found guilty of fraud today. Khodorkovsky was the poster boy for Russia's "oligarchs"--businesspeople who made millions by snapping up former state-run companies on the cheap. Reporter Simon Marks looks at the impact today's conviction could have on Russia's business climate:
Posted In: Canada

Inventors Hall of Fame

May 16, 2005
What do Valium, the steam locomotive, and frozen food all have in common? Answer--their inventors were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio this past weekend. The Hall of Fame was created more than 30 years ago. It's the brainchild of the U-S Patent & Trademark Office and the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Association. Fred Allen is head of the Hall of Fame's selection committee. We asked him what it takes to make the grade and get inducted:

Think Global: Bio-prospecting

May 16, 2005
You're gonna hear a lot about the G-word this week, thanks to a public radio series called "Think Global"--looking at globalization and its effects. Here at Marketplace, we're focusing on one particular trend--how America tries to export its way of doing business. Many U-S firms want international companies to follow their lead, in everything from corporate ethics to office culture. But the transfer of ideas isn't always easy, even where there's lots of money at stake. For example--an ambitious effort by U-S biotech companies in Mexico didn't take into account how people there think about medicine--and money. Reporter Mary Stucky explains:
Posted In: Canada

Multinational indoctrination

May 16, 2005
Today we begin a series, "Think Global", on how American business practices are being adopted around the world. In our first installment, Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford looks at what practices U.S. companies want to teach their workers in China.
Posted In: Canada

Nanotech investments

May 16, 2005
The Bush Administration is putting big bucks into the emerging field of nanotechnology. Should you? Marketplace's Lisa Napoli talks to Marketplace's investment guru Gabe Wisdom about the payoffs we may see from nanotech... and when.

Scrushy and Sarbanes-Oxley

May 13, 2005
Jurors in the trial of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy could begin deliberations by next Tuesday. Scrushy is charged with conspiracy, money laundering, fraud and more in a $2.7 billion dollar accounting scandal. He's also accused of signing off on what he knew were fraudulent financial reports. Under the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reform law, passed in 2002, CEOs are required to personally certify that the books are accurate. This week the judge in the case dropped the second of three charges related to Sarbanes-Oxley violations. We asked Wayne State corporate law professor Peter Henning to help us sort it out.

Saving the tiger

May 13, 2005
We hear a lot these days about China and India driving the world economy -- everything from steel and oil prices to call centers and emerging technology. That's why economists will often describe China as "the dragon economy" and India as "the largest of the Asian tigers". But the striped cat behind India's symbol of growth is disappearing from its jungles. Now in an unusual joint venture corporate India is teaming with environmentalists to save the Bengal tiger. Miranda Kennedy has more.
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Starbucks & libraries

May 13, 2005
It's worked for bookstores. Now, some libraries are luring readers with coffee. From Chicago, Borzou Daragahi reports.

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