Marketplace PM for July 18, 2006

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Ditch the penny?

An Arizona congressman wants to abolish the penny, but his state stands to benefit from the move. And some say the one-cent coin is an important American institution. Alex Cohen reports.

Under attack: Life in Lebanon

As Israel continues its campaign against Hezbollah throughout Lebanon, the country has shut down for business. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to journalist Leena Saidi about conditions there.
Posted In: Canada

Rebuilding Afghanistan

The US is leading the effort to reconstruct Afghanistan's roads and schools. One ambitious project: a bridge connecting it to neighboring Tajikistan, which Afghans hope will help them get back to business, Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Dollar store inflation

Today, the government reported that producer prices rose last month, but there are some stores that can't pass cost increases onto consumers — because it's part of their name. Right? Alex Goldmark reports.
Posted In: Economy

CEO $1 club

Commentator and CEO Carl Yankowski says the current trend of paying CEOs only a dollar hides a much bigger pay package that shareholders rarely find out about.

Instant profit, possible felony

Federal regulators plan to take legal action soon against several companies accused of backdating stock options. It's a widening scandal that may affect hundreds of companies. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

Immigrants, uninsured not flooding ERs

A new study dispels the commonly-held belief that immigrants use emergency room services more than other groups. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Health

Risky business

American authorities have arrested the CEO of a British online gambling site. And the move has many in the British business community concerned, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

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