Marketplace PM for February 28, 2006
Today is Mardi Gras, and John Dimsdale has the story of business owners in New Orleans who returned soon after the hurricane blew out of town. Despite obvious challenges, they're finding business opportunities.
In the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal, a lobbying reform bill is being addressed by the Senate Rules Committee tomorrow. The bill would require lawmakers to disclose, on their Web sites, specifics on how they're being wined and dined. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says there's one more weapon they should add to the arsenal.
The Supreme Court is hearing myriad cases this week, including one affecting campaign finance laws, one that relates to price fixing, and one on anti-abortion groups. Hillary Wicai has a roundup of all the cases.
Today the Supreme Court hears a case that challenges big tax breaks given to companies designed to lure them away from competing states. Scott Tong explains the case, and the potential impacts of the court's decision.