Marketplace AM for May 24, 2006

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Corporate America, fund your pension promises

Congress is working to forge a combined pension overhaul and tax cut package before Memorial Day recess. Commentator Robert Reich says there's one thing everyone should agree on: Require companies to honor pension obligations.
Doctors perform surgery.

Inventors beware: Take good notes

After nearly two decades, the man who invented coronary stents may finally get his due. The device used regularly in heart surgeries has made billions, but Atlanta dentist Henry Wall hasn't seen a dime of it. Emily Kopp reports.
Posted In: Health

Volatile market looks to durable goods

Jittery investors will keep an eye on today's durable goods numbers for signs of the health of the economy. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

MySpace courts Google, Microsoft

The youth-oriented social networking Web site is reportedly in talks with both Google and Microsoft over which company will provide search capabilities on the site. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Israel's Olmert in DC

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is on Capitol Hill today trying to drum up $10 billion so Israel can relocate thousands of settlers from the West Bank. It could be a tough sell, Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

What's up with CBS?

A day after selling its theme park division, CBS announced yesterday it was looking to sell 10 of its radio stations. Marketplace business editor Cheryl Glaser looks at what CBS might do next.


The diva of domesticity is taking a page from MySpace and launching her own social networking site for adult women. But is there really a market for it? Tess Vigeland has more.
Posted In: Science

Philly newspaper sale

Philadelphia's two daily newspapers are being sold — for the second time already this year. A group of investors is buying the Inquirer and the Daily News from news giant McClatchy. Brad Linder reports.

Big-screen Gore

Paramount releases Al Gore's documentary about the dangers of global warming. Jane Lindholm looks at the studio's strategy to get it into theaters.

Will business swallow tough immigration laws?

The Senate has added some tougher enforcement to its immigration bill, including a computerized tracking system and fines up to $20,000 per employee for companies that hire illegal immigrants. Will it work? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Butterflies in foreign markets

Investors all over the world are spooked. Today, European markets took a beating. Stephen Beard joins us from London to tell us what's happening.
Posted In: Canada

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