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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Deconstructing Baltimore

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

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