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Marketplace AM for April 20, 2006

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Hu Jintao in the <i>other</i> Washington

Chinese leader Hu Jintao is set to huddle with President Bush today over thorny economic issues between the two countries. They'll be talking trade mostly, what with the $200 billion gap between American and Chinese exports. Deborah Wong reports.

End of rate hikes

Wall Street has been exuberant over indications that the Federal Reserve may be ending its interest rate hikes. But with new reports that inflation may still be a problem, are investor celebrations premature? Amy Scott takes a look.
Posted In: Economy

CEO compensation

Shareholder watchdogs have been complaining loudly over runaway CEO compensation, but according to a new report, companies don't seem to be listening. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Snow Belt allure?

A new Census report says not all Northern states are losing population to the Sun Belt. Maine and Rhode Island have actually seen an influx of residents. Hillary Wicai looks at why.

Environmental costs of bottled water

Prepackaged H2O may be a $40 billion industry, but it's anything but green. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Apple of Apple's eye

iTunes and the iPod helped boost Apple's earning 41% according to its recent quarterly report. And as Sarah Gardner reports, the company might have already its Next Big Thing to stoke even more growth.

Stanley Cup's back

Hockey's Stanley Cup playoffs get underway this weekend. You'll remember, there were no playoffs last year because the season was cancelled. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Sports

Keeping counterfeit drugs off shelves

Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at efforts to prevent counterfeit prescription drugs from reaching consumers.<br /><b>Latest in a series: The Price of Piracy.</b>
Posted In: Health

Bankruptcy law disappointing creditors

One year after new bankruptcy restrictions were signed into law, Chris Farrell reports that credit card companies aren't getting what they hoped.<br/ ><b>A special report by Marketplace and American RadioWorks.</b>