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Marketplace AM for October 12, 2005

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The public's business: Greenspan's successor

Commentator Robert Reich says being a friend of President Bush isn't the best qualification for a new Fed chief.

Getting New Orleans on its feet

FEMA is hard at work filling its trailers with New Orleans evacuees. And people are ready to get back to work. But there's still a problem. Sam Eaton explains.

iPod's latest move

Apple is set to unveil the latest version of the iPod today. As Ethan Lindsey reports, the company has consumers right where it wants them.

Whistleblowing vs. "public concern"

The Supreme Court looks at a case today involving a whistleblower in the Los Angeles County District Attorneys office. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Value-added outsourcing

Cutting costs isn't the only reason big corporations outsource job from the United States. Alisa Roth looks at the latest outsourcing trends.

Home heating outlook

The US Department of Energy holds its annual Winter Fuels Outlook Conference today. Stacy Vanek Smith gives us a preview of their forecast.

America's endangered forests

National forests in the United States contribute 2% percent of the materials used to manufacture wood products in this country. Pressure is building to increase that figure; Jeff Tyler reports.

To err is human

A new report shows errors by overworked doctors in training cost $13 billion a year in extra medical care and lost wages. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

China in space

China blasted off its second manned spacecraft today. Two astronauts are orbiting the earth for the next five days. From Beijing, Ruth Kirchner has more.