Marketplace PM for March 23, 2007

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House bill on Iraq funding may not go far

The House narrowly passed the <nobr>$124 billion</nobr> Iraq funding bill today. The bill contains deadlines for troop pullouts, which brought the expected response from President Bush.
Posted In: Washington

The slave trade, past and present

Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the British Parliament's abolition of the European slave trade. But even as Britain celebrates its role in history it's also facing up to an embarrassing present. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Sorry, Stanford

Colleges and universities are hitting up alumni this month for donations. But commentator and Stanford graduate Joel Stein says his alma mater shouldn't expect a check from him.

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A vote for the status quo

Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday. There's not much suspense about the outcome, since political stability means economic prosperity. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Losing control of campus contraceptive costs

Nearly 40% of college-age women use birth-control drugs. Some of them have had a nasty shock in the past couple of weeks. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Don't just trash it, <em>CRUSH</em> it

Companies are increasingly worried about how to get rid of data stored on computers. Geoff Brumfiel checked out some interesting solutions on display at a recent government technology conference.

How public will this private-equity firm be?

The Blackstone Group, which filed for a $4 billion IPO, is the biggest private-equity firm to offer stock in itself. Pat Loeb has more on what Blackstone as a public company might mean.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Parts maker makes bid for Chrysler

One of the offers for Daimler-Chrysler's U.S. division reportedly is comimg from an anonymous private equity firm working with one of Chrysler's own parts suppliers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Investing