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Corporate responsibility gets a makeover?

Jul 18, 2005
Sarbanes-Oxley marks its third anniversary next week, but the corporate responsiblity act still has its critics. Peronet Despeignes of <em>Fortune Magazine</em> speaks with Cheryl Glaser about what may happen with Sarbanes-Oxley as Christopher Cox takes over the SEC.

Painting the glass ceiling with a little green

Jul 15, 2005
Women executives do a better job of narrowing the gap between the salaries of men and women. Hillary Wicai reports on the findings of a new study.

Like selling candy to a baby

Jul 15, 2005
The Federal government is holding a conference this week on whether there should be stronger regulations on marketing food to kids. From the Marketplace Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.

The Polish plumber wants you

Jul 15, 2005
Take a political hot potato, add a hot model and you might just make a tourism coup. Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris on the buzz around the Polish Plumber.
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Taxi! Environmentally friendly taxi!

Jul 15, 2005
Hybrid mania is coming to the streets of New York City. New York's taxi and limousine commission has 90 days to approve some hybrid models for use as cabs. Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Lance Armstrong rides into the sunset

Jul 15, 2005
For many Americans, bicycle = Lance Armstrong. So what happens to the sport when the guy synonymous with it retires after this year? Lisa Napoli talks with commentator Michael Knisley.

Oliver Stone takes on 9-11

Jul 15, 2005
Movie director Oliver Stone's made a career out of controversy, with films like <em>JFK</em> and <em>Natural Born Killers</em>. Cheryl Glaser talks about his newest project, on the September 11th attacks, with entertainment commentator Michael Speier.

Is it nice to be fought over?

Jul 14, 2005
There are reports that China's state-owned CNOOC may raise its bid $18 billion for the company, and that Chevron might up its $16 billion bid to stay in the game. Today Unocal's board has been meeting to take a closer look at the two options. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

Government scientists getting some pocket money

Jul 14, 2005
Reports of employees of the National Institutes of Health accepting lucrative contracts from drug companies surfaced last year. Today the <em>LA Times</em> reports on a recently-obtained internal NIH report; David Brown gets the story from reporter David Willman.

c u @ hm3 L8R?

Jul 14, 2005
Among the anti-terrorism measure the European Union is taking to combat terrorism in the wake of the London bombings is to force telecom companies to store text messages and e-mail for longer periods. Stephen Beard reports.

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