Marketplace AM for June 1, 2007

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Florida insures itself for hurricane season

Forecasters say a handful of major hurricanes could hit the U.S. this season. Florida's largest insurer is now a state-run company, filling the void left by wary private firms. But is that a good thing? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing, Science

Dems look to fix pay discrimination ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that employees have just six months to sue if they think they're getting less pay. Some Democrats are crafting a bill that would give them more time. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

BP muscled out of Siberian gas field

A panel is expected to revoke the energy company's license because it couldn't make its quotas. But that's mostly because Russia refused to build the pipelines BP needed. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Canada

P-Rade brings in the bucks for Princeton

It's the season for college reunions, and at Princeton, that means lots of alum money. The elite school boasts the highest alumni giving rate of any university in the country. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Endless summer spinoffs

Ready for Shrek 4? This year's crop of sequels are money-making machines, and that's got the attention of studio bosses eager to make shareholders happy. But the Daily Variety's Mike Speier says that's not always a bad thing.
Posted In: Entertainment

Ticket scalping: markets vs. mark-ups

In New York, the shady practice of scalping tickets may get a little sunshine. The governor is poised to make the practice legal, after a fashion. But is it fair to let the market decide a price?
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Sports

Dow family takes second look at Murdoch

When the owner of Fox News first came courting, the publishers of The Wall Street Journal snubbed him. Now they're interested, but only if he pays more than the $60-per-share price on the table. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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