Marketplace PM for May 23, 2007

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S&P nears new high, but times have changed

A lot of people see the Standard & Poors index as the most accurate snapshot of the market. But it's a very different index and market than the last time it reached record numbers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Wages, war and politics

The minimum-wage increase has ended up in the Iraq war funding bill. So Democratic lawmakers are in a bind: To raise the minimum wage they'll have to vote for the war. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Drilling for Mideast money

Halliburton, the world's biggest oilfield services company, officially opened its new headquarters in Dubai and sent out a call for local investors. Jill Barshay reports.

Foreclosed homes are going, going . . .

As foreclosed homes flood the market, lenders are looking to get their money out as soon as possible. One way to do that is at auction. Jane Lindholm checked out the bidding where lots of homes were on the block.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Wall Street shouldn't celebrate

To look around on Wall Street you'd think we were back in the days before anybody knew what a dot-com bust was. Commentator Ben Stein says investor enthusiasm is misplaced.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

It's your turn

Kai Ryssdal reviews some of the comments we've received about — among other things — baseball, motherhood, good corporate behavior and . . . improving our pronunciation.

This compromise bears fruit

Syria and Israel's dispute over the Golan Heights has restricted trade for decades. But they do offer an olive branch, or rather, an apple cart. Seasonal demand for apples brings a temporary truce each year. Orly Halpern reports.

No hedging: $1 million prize for cancer research

Hedge funds invest in everything from toll bridges to movies. Now, one firm is backing a more worthy cause.
Posted In: Health

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