Marketplace PM for March 8, 2006

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Ports face-off

GOP lawmakers say they will amend legislation to block the Dubai ports deal, which the president has threatened to veto. But American businesses are taking the president's side. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Exxon to invest more in drilling

Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will boost spending on oil and gas exploration from $18 billion to $20 billion a year through the end of the decade. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.

NYSE goes public

For the first time, the Big Board is operating as a profit-making enterprise that has to answer to shareholders. That may mean some big changes in the way Wall Street does business. New York Bureau Chief Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Prescription for doctors: Admit mistakes

Physicians at Harvard's teaching hospitals have a new specialty to learn -- how to apologize. Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Harvard Medical School, says it's the right thing to do.
Posted In: Health

Rep. Bob Ney and Foxcom

A closer look at one favor lobbyist Jack Abramoff says he received from a prominent Ohio congressman. William Kistner reports.
Posted In: Washington

It's not size, it's management

In light of its Hurricane Katrina response, some say FEMA should be removed from the Department of Homeland Security. But commentator Robert Reich says how the parts of a whole are organized doesn't much matter -- in business or government.

Intifada Cafe

Violence has flared up between Israelis and Palestinians this week, with bombings hurting business in some quarters of Jersalem. But fears gave a bump to business in another part of the city. Hilary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

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