Marketplace AM for July 26, 2006

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Syria is key to peace

Commentator Reza Aslan argues that lifting economic sanctions against Syria could help end the bloodshed in Lebanon.

Congo's costly elections near

It's taken the help of 17,000 international peacekeepers, but this weekend, the African nation is holding its first elections in 40 years. Suzanne Marmion looks at the cost of bringing democracy to the Congo.
Posted In: Canada

Big problem for small business

The government claims it gives a certain percentage of federal contracts to small businesses, but a report out today says last year $12 billion went to the biggies instead of the little guys. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Washington

Out-of-state business taxes

The House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill limiting states' ability to tax some businesses. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ripe for identity theft

Already this week there have been reports of two data security breaches compromising the personal information of more than half a million people. Luckily not all thieves know the real value of their loot. Lisa Napoli reports.

Health care for the uninsured

San Francisco yesterday became the first US municipality to offer health care for those without insurance. But as Rachel Dornhelm reports, businesses aren't happy about it.
Posted In: Health

Chicago's big box law

The Windy City is expected today to approve a new law requiring "big box" retailers like Wal-Mart to pay workers more. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Still trying to shatter the glass ceiling

A new study out today finds the rate of promotion for women to top corporate jobs has slowed. Hillary Wicai reports.

Immigration battle in Britain

British business leaders are upset about a new plan to fight illegal immigration there. Stephen Beard has the details.
Posted In: Canada

GM earnings

The world's largest automaker posts Q2 earnings today. Dan Grech has this preview of what Wall Street expects.

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