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Marketplace AM for January 23, 2006

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Lessons from Enron

Newsweek Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow the biggest lesson from the Enron debacle isn't the dangers of corporate corruption; it's the need to protect employees and their 401(k)s.
Posted In: Wall Street

Networks go a-courting

TV critic Aaron Barnhart reviews the lengths networks will go to court the nation's toughest TV audience with host Lisa Napoli.

Conservative Canada

Our neighbors north of the border go to the voting booth today to elect a new national government, and polls indicate they'll choose the first conservative prime minister in 12 years. Steve McNally looks at the improbable rise of Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper.
Posted In: Canada

CBS teams with Pontiac on 'micro-series'

Today the network debuts a new type of advertising in which serial TV and the 60-second ad spot become one. Tess Vigeland breaks it down.

IRS: Show me the money

Today is the deadline for taxpayers using questionable tax shelters to pay up or face the wrath of the IRS. Hillary Wicai reports.

A leaner, meaner Ford

The automaker today unveils plans to return to profitability through plant closings, layoffs, and possibly retiring some vehicle lines. Alisa Roth reports.

Conflicted judge

A new investigative report out today says a federal judge up for promotion to the 10th circuit court of appeals issued scores of judicial orders in cases involving companies he owned stock in. William Kistner has more.

New diet drug

A diet drug, now available only by prescription, could soon be on store shelves if it wins approval from FDA, which takes up the issue today. Andrea Gardner has more.
Posted In: Health

King Abdullah goes to China

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is paying the first visit ever to China by a Saudi King. Today, the Saudi Oil Minister said his country plans to sign a wide-ranging agreement with China over oil. Our Beijing bureau chief Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

More issues with Russia's gas supply

The former Soviet Republic of Georgia has accused Russia of disrupting Georgian pipelines carrying critical supplies of natural gas. Sound familiar? That's because its nearly identical to last month's clash between Russian and Ukraine. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Albertson's being sold

One of the top grocers in the country is parking the shopping cart and getting out of the food business. Albertson's will be sold for nearly $10 billion in cash and stock. Hillary Wicai has the story.