Marketplace for Monday, March 3, 2008

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Corporations threaten democracy

Commentator Charles Handy says American corporations are run more like totalitarian states than pillars of democracy. He hopes they can restore their reputations as forces of economic good. Last in a series.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A $5 facelift gives Lincoln more color

A redesigned $5 bill will be issued on March 13 with enhanced security features that make the bill harder to counterfeit and easier to authenticate. Tess Vigeland talks to Professor Stephen Mihm about what the changes will look like.
Posted In: Economy

GAO report: Hidden bank fees rising

A new report from the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, finds that bank fees are on the rise and are becoming more hidden. Jeff Tyler reports how consumers can uncover hidden costs before they open new accounts.
Posted In: Savings

Can Chavez afford war with Colombia?

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent troops to the Colombia border in response to the country's killing of a top rebel leader in Ecuador. Dan Grech reports Venezuela's economic dependence on Colombia makes war with the country a costly proposition.

Commodities rise as dollar falls

Oil and gold prices reached new records as the dollar sank to its lowest value in 35 years against six other major currencies. With more interest-rate cuts ahead, Bob Moon reports on when commodity prices might reach their peak.

Pentagon's Europe deal angers Boeing

The Pentagon has picked EADS, the parent company of Europe's Airbus, for a massive refueling tanker aircraft contract. The announcement was a blow to the U.S. bidder Boeing, which has been making tankers for the Air Force for 50 years. John Dimsdale reports.

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