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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.

Free iPod -- just click here

May 12, 2005
Have you ever gotten an email promising you a free iPod in just a few easy steps? We checked it out -- you really can get that free iPod. But you better believe it isn't easy, as Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports.

Das Uberlogo

May 12, 2005
A tennis player took the court last weekend sporting an oversized Nike logo. What the heck is that about? Host David Brown talks to business of sports commentator Ed Derse.

William Morris libel suit

May 11, 2005
Hollywood is abuzz with rumors that the William Morris talent agency is in financial trouble. Spreading a lot of the gossip is the New York Post's popular 'Page Six.' Now, the William Morris agency has hired a lawyer to threaten the tabloid with a lawsuit, as Marketplace's Tess Vigeland reports.

Board of diversity

May 11, 2005
Has there been any improvement in efforts to place more minorities on corporate boards? Sarah Gardner looks at a new report.

The Mouse's good old days

May 11, 2005
Walt Disney reports its quarterly results tomorrow, and is in the midst of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland resort. Host David Brown talks to professor Steven Mintz about marketing nostalgia for Disney toys.

Cisco security

May 10, 2005
There was word today that a security breach at Cisco last year was far greater than initially thought. Reports now say it was part of a global hacking plot aimed at university and government data. Nice timing for a house panel to hold a hearing on computer security. It seems we're riding a wave of security breaches at the moment. But it's hard to say for sure. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli reports no one wants to talk about it. Unless they absolutely have to.

The $200 PC

May 10, 2005
A major technology announcement today from India. The government's teaming with a company called Encore to sell a new computer. The price tag: $200. These units are probably not coming soon to a Wal-Mart near you. And they don't do Windows. But as Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi, it may be just what millions of people have been waiting for.
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