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Marketplace AM for July 21, 2006

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Wanted: NFL Commissioner

Host Tess Vigeland and business of sports expert David Carter look at the qualities the NFL is looking for in its next commissioner.
Posted In: Sports

Strikes against Lebanon continue

Israeli prime minister says his army's offensive in Lebanon will last "as long as necessary." Financial Times reporter Ferry Biedermann is in Beirut and says critical infrastructure is simply wiped out.
Posted In: Canada

Leaving Lebanon

As Israeli warplanes are pound Lebanon for a 10th straight day, thousands of refugees — both Americans and foreigners — are pouring out of the country. Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon's been covering the story in Beirut.
Posted In: Canada

Can NatWest 3 return to Britain?

Three British bankers charged with fraud in the US will learn today whether they'll be allowed to return temporarily to Britain. They were brought here last week after losing a long extradition battle. Stephen Beard reports.

Backdating charges filed

The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have brought the first criminal charges in the expanding stock options backdating probe. John Dimsdale reports.

Business reacts to pension reform

Many companies support Congressional efforts to reform the private pension system. They just want a few things in return, Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ivory-billed work stoppage

A federal judge halts work on $320 million irrigation project to protect a rare woodpecker. Pro-business lawmakers call it an example of the Endangered Species Act run amok. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

On-board advertising

US Airways plans to put ads on airsickness bags this fall. American is considering putting them on cups and napkins. Does any of this do anything for the bottom line? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Job Files: Astronaut

Today's Job Files takes us out of this world to reveal the secrets of life in space — like how an astronaut kicks up that bland space food.

A case of Clean Air

Shia Levitt reports on a looming Supreme Court showdown between industry and environmentalists over a key provision of the Clean Air Act.
Posted In: Washington