Marketplace AM for September 13, 2006

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Earmarks need to go

Congressional leaders are considering new rules to govern the use of earmarks in the appropriations process. But commentator Robert Reich argues they don't go far enough.

Corn as food vs. corn as fuel

What happens to the economics of corn when demand for food competes with demand for a renewable fuel source? Sam Eaton reports.

Look for more changes at Ford

Directors for Ford begin a two-day board meeting today, and observers expect another round of restructuring announcements. Sarah Gardner reports.

Oil companies not paying royalties

Lawmakers open a hearing today into claims the Interior Department continues to waive royalty payments for big oil companies. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Legal troubles ahead for HP?

California's Attorney General says insiders at Hewlett Packard could face criminal charges stemming from the company's probe into information leaked to the media. Bob Moon reports.

Time is shrinking

Time Inc. plans to sell 18 of its smaller, but still profitable magazine titles in an effort to refocus its publishing strategy. Rachel Dornhelm looks at what's behind the sale.

China to measure happiness

China is planning to add a new key index to its roster of economic indicators. It's called the "happiness index." Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

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