Marketplace AM for October 23, 2006

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Sloan Sessions: Pension reform

Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan discuss what so-called pension reform means for pensioners — and taxpayers.
Posted In: Wall Street

The great Arctic sea grab

As the polar icecap recedes, countries that border the Arctic Circle are scrambling to lay claim to what may lie beneath. Stephen Beard reports.

Skilling sentence comes down today

Former Enron CEO Jeffry Skilling faces at least 20 years in prison for his role in the company's collapse when he is sentenced today for fraud and conspiracy. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime

Putting the Taurus out to pasture

After more than 20 years, Ford is retiring the "jelly bean"-shaped car that helped the automaker rebound from its previous sales slump. Amy Scott reports.

Happy birthday iPod

Apple's iPod is turning five. Will the next five years be a similar rocket ride for the ubiquitous music player? Janet Babin takes a look.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

UK defense company changing its stripes?

Britain's biggest defense contractor could become an American company — and the British government won't stand in its way. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Keeping biotech in California

A new study shows California is the center of the global biotech industry, but the Golden State can't take that designation for granted, Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

Thailand reassures trade partners

Thailand's new prime minister is making the rounds in neighboring countries to reassure trading partners that all is well after last month's military coup. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Government accounting shakeup?

A federal advisory board has proposed major changes to the way the government accounts for Social Security and Medicare. The new rule would make the U.S. budget deficit look much larger. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington