Marketplace AM for July 26, 2004

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The convention is underway, let the schmoozing begin

The Democratic National Convention officially kicks off in Boston today. But the convention behind the convention is already well underway. These days the multi-million dollar affairs are more about rubbing elbows than official decision-making. As Marketplace's Amy Scott reports, many of those doing the elbow-rubbing are private consultants with a growing influence on the political process.

The Sloan Sessions: Microsoft

Microsoft made big news last week after it announced a stock buyback, a one-time special dividend and other stockholder perks. But Newsweek's Wall Street editor Alan Sloan isn't being taken in by all of the commotion. He tells host Kai Ryssdal why in this edition of The Sloan Sessions.
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