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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.

A schizophrenic energy bill

Jul 14, 2005
The versions of the energy bill that came out of the House and Senate were not exactly identical twins. In fact, they seem to reflect a collage of local interests that'll cost taxpayers. Eric Niiler reports.

Fueling an upcoming congressional debate

Jul 14, 2005
The House and Senate are at odds over several issues as they begin to reconcile the energy bill. One will be whether to protect oil companies from lawsuits that claim gasoline additives have contaminated water supplies. Reporter Nancy Cohen says it's all about the MTBE.

Deciphering quarterly earnings

Jul 14, 2005
Marketplace Money's Chris Farrell helps Lisa Napoli make sense of the latest quarterly earnings numbers.

Hitting the ice

Jul 14, 2005
The National Hockey League has reached a deal with the players union on a new collective bargaining agreement yesterday. The pact reportedly includes a salary cap &#151; the first in NHL history. Cheryl Glaser talks with commentator David Carter on what the new agreement means for the future of hockey.

WorldCom scandal sticks to CEO Ebbers

Jul 13, 2005
The largest business fraud in U.S. history brings one of the strongest penalties yet against a corporate executive: 63 year old Bernard Ebbers has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in WorldCom's $11 billion accounting fraud. Marketplace's Bob Moon has more.

Seating the Supreme Court

Jul 13, 2005
Today Chief Justice William Rehnquist did not show up at his office; reporters were told he's been admitted to a local hospital for observation. It's been widely speculated Rehnquist's fight with thyroid cancer might lead to his resignation. Meanwhile, arguments about the seat being vacated by Sandra Day O'Conner are already under way. Scott Tong reports.

Hockey lockout over?

Jul 13, 2005
The NHL and its skaters have reached an agreement in principle in the labor dispute that forced cancellation of their entire season. Tess Vigeland talks with host David Brown.

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