Marketplace AM for September 20, 2004

Episode Description 

What's with mutual funds?

It's been a little over a year since the mutual fund scandal broke. Since then, all kinds of things have been happening in the industry. Have things changed for the better? Host Kai Ryssdal puts that question to Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan in this edition of The Sloan Sessions.

Blame it on chad

Given the uproar over butterfly ballots during the 2000 Presidential election, it should come as no surprise that this year's balloting will be heavily scrutinized. Anticipating vote challenges, ballot recounts and lawsuits, the Republican and Democratic parties have already hired teams of lawyers. And, with no votes being taken for granted, the campaigns are even targeting voters who live overseas. As John Dimsdale reports from Washington, some questions are now being raised about the way active duty GI's will cast their ballots.