Marketplace AM for June 29, 2006

Episode Description 

Will Fed boost interest rate <i>half</i> a point?

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the likely impact of today's Federal Reserve meeting.

Mexico presidential election almost here

Mexicans go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president. Dan Grech looks at what's at stake economically.
Posted In: Canada

BP in trouble for price fixing

US regulators have filed a lawsuit against British oil giant BP. They're charging it with manipulating the price of propane, saying it artificially drove up the cost of heating and cooking oil for millions of Americans. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

More details on BP price fixing

What's in store for the British oil company? Host Scott Jagow talks with Marketplace European correspondent Stephen Beard about this and other scandals plaguing BP.
Posted In: Canada

Silicone implants return?

The Food and Drug Administration is said to be close to lifting the 14-year ban on silicone breast implants. Cosmetic surgeons &mdash; and some of their patients &mdash; can hardly wait. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Fed meeting speculation

Today is high noon for the Federal Reserve and its long-awaited next move in US monetary policy. Ashley Milne-Tyte has this preview.
Posted In: Economy

Hedge fund debate

Lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation today to clamp down on the mostly unregulated hedge fund industry. But those hoping for a shorter leash shouldn't hold their breath, Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

Happiest wireless place on Earth

The city of Anaheim, home to Disneyland and other attractions, will launch citywide wireless Internet capability today. It's a trial run in efforts to bring Wi-Fi to bigger cities, Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Rush to refinance student loans

Students and their parents are rushing to refinance student loans before an interest rate increase takes effect this weekend. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Farewell to Japan's Junichiro Koizumi

President Bush hosts a farewell summit today for Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi, who steps down in a couple months. Jocelyn Ford has more on the Japanese leader's legacy.
Posted In: Canada

Tenet's $700 million settlement

Hospital chain Tenet was accused of scamming the Medicare system and consequently the nation's older folks. Today, the company agreed to pay more than $700 million to settle the allegations. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Health

Free trade impasse at WTO

Trade officials from around the world gather in Geneva today to try to restart stalled trade negotiations. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Canada

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