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Marketplace AM for October 19, 2005

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Hospitalizing the arts

Millions of Americans go without health insurance — self-employed artists are frequently among that number. One New York hospital has come up with a creative way to reach out to them. Jessica Mador has our story.

Another bigwig China visit

SEC head Christopher Cox is in China, where he has called on the nation's communist leaders to broaden "shareholder democracy." Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Domestic violence and the workplace

Commentator Brooke McMurray examines the economic cost of domestic violence and argues companies need to do more to help victims.

Drilling in them thar hills?

The Senate Energy Committee is expected to vote today on whether to open the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil drilling. Bob Moon reports.

Bank profits: none too shabby

Third quarter earnings from Wells Fargo, US Bancorp and other financial institutions have been better than expected. Cheryl Glaser looks at why the industry is doing so well.

Pacific Rim energy conference

Energy officials from 21 Pacific Rim countries gather in Korea today to discuss possible solutions to surging global energy prices. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Streamlining the tax code

A tax panel appointed by President Bush has recommend changes to the tax code. The simple summary: Simplify. John Dimsdale has the story.
Posted In: Washington

IBM: still in the game

IBM, the granddaddy of the tech industry, beat Wall Street's expectations in the third quarter, bucking a disappointing tech trend. Stacey Vanek Smith looks at why.

A latter-day tax rebellion

Ask US officials and it's a spat over taxes. But the British side says it's about tolls. From London, Stephen Beard explains.