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Marketplace AM for September 25, 2006

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Sloan Sessions: Amaranth

Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan look at the cautionary tale of the Amaranth Advisors hedge fund.
Posted In: Wall Street

Immigrant kids, family translators

Hillary Wicai looks at how being the child of immigrant parents can be a full-time job — literally.

Defense spending wins out

Bowing to White House pressure, the Senate has agreed to restore billions in defense spending cuts, which could spell bad news for some domestic programs. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Your next Dodge . . . made in China?

DaimlerChrysler is talking with a leading Chinese auto company, Chery, about manufacturing small cars to be sold under the Dodge brand in the U.S. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Best companies for working moms

Working Mother Magazine has released its annual list of the top 100 companies for working moms. As Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, the winners offer everything from free breast pumps to flex time.

Saints return to the Superdome

The New Orleans Saints today return to the Superdome for the first time since Katrina — and they'll be bringing much-needed leisure spending along with them. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Sports

Brits not wild over next Prime Minister

Britain's finance chief Gordon Brown is Prime Minister Tony Blair's likely successor. But even though the economy has boomed under Brown, he's not popular with British voters, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Xbox hits India

Microsoft's Xbox gaming console hit store shelves in India this weekend. The company's eager to capture the market before Sony or Nintendo, but it may take a while to turn a profit. Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada

Wagoner, Ghosn rendezvous in Paris

GM CEO Rick Wagoner travels to Paris this week to meet with Renault and Nissan head Carlos Ghosn regarding a possible alliance among the three automakers. Lisa Napoli reports.

Future of the Internet

A new report predicts the economic and social reach of the Internet in 2020. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Science