Marketplace PM for July 26, 2006

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GM turns a corner?

General Motors said today it lost $3.2 billion in the 2nd quarter, but the real story is that its sales surged 12%. Amy Scott looks at how one earnings report can change a company's entire outlook.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pulling backing the curtain on executive pay

SEC regulators endorsed new rules today that will force public companies to disclose compensation packages for their top five corporate executives, including any perk over $10,000. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Government betting on home care

The federal government wants to help states transfer disabled Medicaid patients from nursing homes to actual homes. It'll cost almost $2 billion to launch, but they're hoping home care will save money in the long term. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Lebanese refugees flood Syria

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese have fled into Syria to escape Israeli attacks. But their massive numbers have put a major strain on Syrian public services. Ben Gilbert reports from Damascus.
Posted In: Canada

Ice cream guy takes on defense budget

Ben & Jerry's founder Ben Cohen now runs a non-profit called Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to him about the change from peddling ice cream to trying to cut the defense budget.
Posted In: Washington

Faith Nights get the call

A company in Nashville is behind the move to break down the wall between church and stadium. And now it's taking its game to the Major Leagues. Blake Farmer reports.
Posted In: Sports

If you're on vacation, don't listen to this

Commentator Robert Reich wonders what ever happened to time off, now that everyone brings their Blackberries on vacation.

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