Marketplace PM for September 11, 2006

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Drugmaker to swallow $3 billion tax bill

The IRS announced today that it has settled a major tax dispute with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Glaxo will pay the government $3.4 billion. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Protecting government whistleblowers — or not

A bill to increase protection of government whistleblowers goes into conference today. And not everyone's behind the measure, Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

CIA buying torture insurance

Some CIA officers have a private but government-sponsored insurance plan that pays legal expenses if they're accused of abusing or torturing prisoners. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Washington Post reporter R. Jeffrey Smith about the story.
Posted In: Washington

Pretexting is already fraud

Commentator Ian Ayres proposes a solution to the problem of pretexting: Forget adding more laws to criminalize the act, just make companies notify customers when anyone requests information about them.

Victims fund can't match loss

After the 9/11 attacks, Congress set up a Victim Compensation Fund that paid out close to $7 billion to survivors and victims' families. Two of those families told us how that money has changed their lives.

Bush and Al Qaeda mark 9/11 with speeches

President says "The war's not over" in national TV address. Earler, satellite network Al-Jazeera released a new Al Qaeda video in which the terrorist organization threatened more attacks and "economic disaster."
Posted In: Canada

Price of news in China just went up

The government of China announced yesterday that foreign news services will have to seek approval from the state news agency before reaching Chinese media outlets. Bob Moon reports.