Marketplace AM for June 27, 2006

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Flood insurance overhaul

As heavy rains continue to pound the Mid-Atlantic, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill today making government flood insurance more expensive. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ma Microsoft

Software giant Microsoft continues its quest to diversify, announcing plans to develop a one-stop business communications platform that would include computer-based phone service. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Pacemaker recall

Boston Scientific, the largest maker of heart regulation devices, has issued a recall for thousands of its products. Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

Boom times for fish farms

With tight restrictions on Pacific salmon fishing, prices for the popular fish are rising and other fisheries are looking to take advantage. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Univision finally has a buyer

The nation's dominant Spanish-speaking TV network has been on the block since February. This morning it reached an agreement with a group of private equity companies that's offered $12.3 billion. Scott Tong reports.

Deconstructing Baltimore

An innovative program in Baltimore has pieces of demolished buildings finding a new lease on life. Trent Wolbe reports.

Embrace Russian oil investment?

Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran calls on European leaders to rethink their cautious stance on Russian energy investment in advance of next month's G8 summit.

Central banks urged to get tough on inflation

The world body that acts as a forum for central banks, the Bank for International Settlements, has called for higher interest rates around the world. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Curveball for Merck

News yesterday that a scientific study found Vioxx raised risk of heart attacks after as little as four months of use could hurt Merck's legal strategy against many Vioxx lawsuits. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Health

'Buy' and 'Sell' make a comeback

After the dot-com bubble burst, stock analysts shied away from definitive stock ratings like "buy" and "sell." But as Amy Scott reports, one high-profile investment bank has had enough of the ambiguous euphemisms that replaced them.
Posted In: Wall Street

Gaga for ethanol

Investor enthusiasm for ethanol-maker Aventine's IPO this week might be even bigger than rival VeraSun's recent public stock offering. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing