Marketplace PM for March 24, 2006

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Lucent and Alcatel consider merger

Telecommunications equipment maker Lucent Technologies and its French rival Alcatel are talking about making their two companies one. Bob Moon reports on why so many telecom giants are feeling the urge to merge.

Red Cross investigates charges of crooked volunteers

Many of the donations to the Red Cross' Hurricane Katrina relief effort may have been improperly spent and accounted for, according to a New York Times report. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Times reporter Stephanie Strom about the story.

What's the return on your personal info?

A proposed IRS rule change has some consumer advocates worried that it could allow your personal information to be sold to the highest bidder. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Forcing Morocco's press into red ink

Morocco doesn't have the same reputation for political persecution that other Arab countries do. But the country's king allows only minimal opposition. As John Laurenson reports, one strategy the country uses is to fine opposition newspapers into bankruptcy.
Posted In: Canada

The Week on Wall Street

The Dow is near record highs and Google is about to become part of the S&P 500. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about how the markets are shaping up.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

CEO . . . and chairman of the Bard?

Life in the corner office can have its moments of high drama. That's why a new training seminar for chief executives uses Shakespeare to teach management lessons. Sean Cole has the story.

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