Marketplace PM for August 4, 2006

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No patents on gender ratio

Women scientists trail their male counterparts in patenting their ideas, according to a new study. That means they could be missing out on billions of dollars of patent royalties. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Washington

Russia pumps politics into oil deal

Russia is expected to award one of the largest energy contracts ever next week. American companies are in the running, but aren't considered to have much chance. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Slower job growth . . . and no rate hike?

Job numbers out today pointed to higher unemployment rate and slower job growth. But the jury's still out on whether the Fed will raise interest rates again in August. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Apple will restate earnings

Apple plans to restate some of its earnings for back-dating its stock options. Its stock sank today. How could the announcement impact the high-flying company? Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Oh, what a feeling for Toyota

Toyota reported quarterly profits are up a whopping 39 percent from the same period last year. The news came as the automaker overtook Ford in overall US sales. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Different pension rules for different industries

Congress has passed sweeping pension reform, making it harder for companies to promise benefits they can't afford. But some industries got different treatment than others. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Wreaking instability in asymmetrical wars

Commentator Benjamin Barber argues that the way the United States and Israel create economic devastation in their warfare is the wrong way to fight terrorism.
Posted In: Canada

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Wall Street

Prescription for Bid Rx: Drug buying options

A new website hopes to do for prescription drugs what eBay did for auctions. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Health

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