Marketplace PM for June 22, 2006

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It's unanimous: Employers liable for retaliation

The Supreme Court today made it easier for companies to be found guilty of retaliation. The 9-0 ruling shifted new power to employees, but critics fear it will simply encourage more lawsuits. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Hastert accused of profiting from earmarks

More allegations of influence peddling in Washington, and this time Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is allegedly involved. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Airlines named in price-fixing investigation

Authorities raided an office of British Airways today in connection to price fixing over fuel surcharges. Eric Niiler reports that the British carrier isn't the only company to be caught up in the probe.

World Cup tickets hard to come by

You had to provide a passport or ID number to buy 2006 World Cup tickets, which are microchipped and registered to specific individuals. All to prevent counterfeit and scalping. Did it work? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jamie Trecker of Fox Sports.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Tiger tax in India

A recent spate of poaching in India has hurt the country's tiger population. The government is considering a new solution that might hurt India's tourism industry too: a whopping tiger tax on hotels. Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada

NYC taxi auction

New York City is selling licenses today to operate taxi cabs in the city. A license could cost as much $500,000, but it's well worth it financially. Bob Moon explains.
Posted In: New York

Federal cable franchise? Bad idea

With all the talk about net neutrality, commentator Jamie Court says we've missed another important debate — a possible rollback in local restrictions on cable companies.

History for sale

Next week, some of Martin Luther King's papers will be auctioned — including a draft of his 'I Have a Dream' speech. But historians and civil rights activists worry what becomes of US history. Alex Cohen reports.

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