Marketplace PM for February 6, 2007

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Anybody seen our $12 billion?

A House committee drilled Paul Bremer on $12 billion in Iraq reconstruction money his agency handed out that's unaccounted for. Congressmen also took the opportunity to voice frustrations with Bush administration policies. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Wal-Mart tries for lead role in movie downloads

The discount giant is getting into the online movie business, offering downloads for less than the competition. But, as Pat Loeb reports, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll be a hit.
Posted In: Retail

Going against the grain

Who cares what the outside of your PC looks like as long as it's got a fast chip inside, right? Well, no. Ethan Lindsey found some people for whom looks — with a fine veneer — matter.
Posted In: Entertainment

Low pay amid the height of luxury

Yale sociologist Rachel Sherman did some hands-on research into what it's like to work in a low-wage job at a five-star hotel. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her experience.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

How to save the middle class? Unionize.

Commentator Beth Shulman says guaranteeing employees the right to unionize is about more than just workers' rights.

Prospering without a bank loan

Peer-to-peer lending sites are becoming a popular alternative for people who need a loan but have less-than-stellar credit. Amy Scott talks to borrowers and lenders on Prosper.com.

Kodak takes a shot at printer market

The photo and film company, which was late getting to the digital party, has unveiled a new breed of printers in an attempt to capture some of the market dominated by Hewlett Packard. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

SEC investigating possible insider trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed it's looking into allegations of insider trading by hedge funds and other clients of Wall Street brokerage houses. John Dimsdale has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

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