Marketplace PM for June 19, 2006

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Women in distress

Some of us may think new choices are the ultimate in consumer liberation. Humorist Sandra Tsing Loh sees only feminist chains. And she says it's time to cast them off once and for all.

Nokia, Siemens team up

Two of the world's biggest telecom equipment makers — Nokia of Finland and Siemens of Germany — are merging some of their networking operations. And it could mean lots of layoffs. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wetlands ruling leaves murky legal waters

The Supreme Court split on its first major environmental case with Chief Justice John Roberts. But the 5-4 decision on developing wetlands on private lands didn't really decide anything. Sam Eaton explains.

Putting a stop to government overspending?

The Senate Budget Committee tomorrow looks at an overhaul package that would force big spenders in Congress to stay below a steadily declining limit. If they don't? Mandatory across-the-board spending cuts. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Nestle balancing its diet

Swiss food giant Nestle today said it's going to fatten up its nutritional portfolio, paying $600 million for diet company Jenny Craig. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health

Solar power energizing rural China

With 20 million people waiting to get on the electrical grid in China, officials in Beijing have launched a campaign to make sure the newest energy consumers will use renewable sources instead. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Canada

Karmazin is Sirius about satellite radio; Part 2

Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin about the future of the broadcast media in our latest 'Conversation from the Corner Office.'

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