Marketplace PM for August 17, 2006

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Pension bill becomes law

President Bush signed into law a pension reform bill today. It's got a series of 401k provisions that will get more of us socking away more of our paychecks — automatically. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Katrina profiteering

Like Iraq, Hurricane Katrina reconstruction has been marred by profiteering, says a report from the nonprofit CorpWatch. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to the group's Pratap Chatterjee about the parallels.
Posted In: Washington
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NWA's layoff gaffe

Laid-off Northwest Airlines workers got something from the company this week: a booklet called "101 Ways to Save Money." Helen Palmer tells us why many of the workers are less than appreciative.
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War of resources

Peace-keeping troops are deployed to southern Israel today. As the cease-fire continues, commentator Abraham Sofaer says the war against Hezbollah is not about terrorism, but something more precious.
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Moscow's new gourmands

What happens when a wealthy but landlocked city wants fresh fish or better tomatoes than it can produce locally? It involves customs, airlines and a constant race against the clock. Michael Idov reports.
Posted In: Canada
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Big win for fantasy sports

A small, fantasy sports company won a huge legal battle with Major League Baseball last week. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to sports business analyst Ed Derse about the impact of the court ruling.
Posted In: Sports
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How far will a dollar take you?

A bus company in the Midwest has landed on a formula for success by charging as little as $1 a seat between Chicago and Minneapolis. But do you get what you pay for? Diantha Parker reports.

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