Marketplace PM for June 28, 2005

Episode Description 

Turmoil in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe calls his destruction of thousands — perhaps hundreds of thousands — of homes "Operation Drive Out Trash." But he won't allow foreign reporters in to see for themselves. Some citizens are getting out; from Johannesburg, South Africa, Gretchen Wilson has their stories.
Posted In: Canada

A new nuke

This morning scientists announced they'll build a reactor in southern France. But this one is fusion, not fission. Geoff Brumfiel from Nature magazine says it could work.
Posted In: Science

Leaving the SEC with a bang

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson retires Thursday. But he's not short-timing it: tomorrow he'll hold a vote on a controversial new rule. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Not as easy as it should be

Marketplace commentator Stefan Kertesz says that behind big drugmakers' best efforts, bureaucracy reigns.

Here she comes

The Miss America pageant hasn't been performing and it's been dropped by the networks. But don't reach for that waterproof mascara just yet — Marketplace's Amy Scott has the story of the pageant's new home.