Marketplace PM for May 9, 2006
Posted In: Wall Street
Markets have been whipsawed lately by media interpretations of our new Fed chief's plans. Best guesses are short term interest rates will rise another quarter point tomorrow, but commentator Carolyn Baum says we shouldn't have to guess at all.
Posted In: Science
Warner Bros. will become the first major studio to distribute its films and TV shows over the Internet using peer-to-peer technology developed by BitTorrent. Until now, the program has been a popular tool for trading pirated files. Janet Babin reports.
Since the militant group Hamas won power in Palestinian elections, the US has withheld funds from its government. Will the sanctions work? And will they change the group's position? Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Palestinian expert George Joffe.
Posted In: Health, Washington
Senate Republicans are trying to change the nation's health insurance system to encourage small businesses to offer coverage. But Democrats are worried the bill may reduce coverage for millions who are already insured. Helen Palmer reports.