Marketplace PM for March 9, 2006

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Leaving ports

Dubai Ports World has thrown in the towel. Its decision gets the president off the political hook. But it didn't do much to calm Congress. John Dimsdale picks up the story from there.
Posted In: Washington

Keeping curbs on Wall Street

Now that the New York Stock Exchange is a for-profit institution, lawmakers are worried about abuses. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

NFL and its players go long

The National Football League has reached a contract agreement with its players, ensuring six years of labor peace. Tess Vigeland looks at how the league succeeds where other sports fail.
Posted In: Sports

Oil can't flow through instability

Iraq's political instability and violence are making it almost impossible for anything positive to happen with its economy, especially in its oil industry. Reuters correspondent Miriam Karouny in Baghdad talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Canada

Japan's back

The Bank of Japan formally ended its monetary policy that kept interest rates near zero, a clear sign its economy is back on its feet. Japan has had a few false starts, but this recovery could be the real deal. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Suing for a man's right to choose

A men's group filed suit in federal court today, pressing the case for a father's right not to pay support for a child he never wanted. Sarah Gardner reports that winning the case will be a long shot, but that wasn't really why it was filed, anyway.

Pensioner prisoners

A growing percentage of the 2 million people now behind bars in this country are over 65. Commentator Herb Hoelter says there's a better alternative for them than prison.

H-1B Visas

Skilled foreign workers come to the US on H-1B visas. But a government cap on the number of documents awarded means talented workers are heading to other countries to work. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

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