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So long and farewell to the SEC

Jun 30, 2005
Back when William Donaldson agreed to head the SEC, the names in the news were Enron and WorldCom. The SEC has been active ever since. But USC law professor Eric Talley doubts the White House thought Donaldson would be quite so busy.

The Federal Reserve - across the board

Jun 30, 2005
President Bush is expected to name three new members to the Fed's Board of Governors over the next several months. He'll be just the third President since FDR to have appointed all seven Fed governors. Marketplace Business Editor Cheryl Glaser has more.

Bringing Blair's flair to the EU

Jun 30, 2005
Each member country takes charge of the EU's president's seat for six months, and it's Tony's turn, as of tomorrow. He's been getting started on his agenda. From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

That's billion, with a B

Jun 30, 2005
Commentator Jeff Steinbrink is not a billionaire. But not for lack of imagination.

The worldwide world series

Jun 30, 2005
Major League Baseball's gearing up for the All-Star break in a couple weeks. The League hopes to use some of the attention around the game to launch a new global baseball tournament — in the style of soccer's World Cup. Tess Vigeland talkes with commentator David Carter.

Queer Eye for the great white north

Jun 30, 2005
This week, Canada said it will legalize gay marriage. Marketplace's Sarah Gardner reports that tourism officials over the border are hoping to capitalize.

Equity for lesbian and gay employees

Jun 30, 2005
Commentator Ian Ayres says employers don't need to wait for the government to prevent discrimination against gays and lesbians.

PBS dodges a bullet, but can it sustain the dance?

Jun 29, 2005
Last week the House changed its plan for proposed cuts to federal funding for public broadcasting, after public oppostion. Most funding was restored. In a report produced with support from the <a href="http://www.economist.com">Economist Magazine</a>, Marketplace's Nate DiMeo takes a look at the changes and challenges facing public TV.<P>In the interest of full disclosure, our parent company, American Public Media, would have been affected by the cuts.

Who cares if CNOOC buys Unocal?

Jun 29, 2005
Some Republican lawmakers do. They're calling on the White House to consider the national-security implications of the proposed Unocal sale to Chinese oil company CNOOC. From Washington, Jessica Smith has the story of CNOOC's plan to win the hearts of Americans.

Easygoing Canada talks tough

Jun 29, 2005
Today the Canadian Health Minister said, in a nice way, that his country should block bulk drug sales &#151; meaning to American states and municipalities that have been indicating interest. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.

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