Marketplace PM for September 27, 2006

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No hedging: Amaranth is on the way out

There's word today that the hedge fund that bet on natural gas prices and lost $6 billion will sell off bits of its company and pay off angry investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Dow flirts with record high

Investors were firmly focused today on the chance the Dow Industrials would hit a record close. Host Kai Ryssdal talked with Marketplace's Amy Scott about why it matters. . . . If it does.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Branson's burning with ideas

The Virgin head says airlines could cut pollution and help in the effort against global warming if they would adopt his proposals. Sarah Gardner reports.

Latino joblessness down . . . for now

A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center shows joblessness among Latinos at a record low in the second quarter. But some fear the housing slowdown could make that figure short-lived. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy

Rein in regulation

More companies are listing on exchanges overseas instead of in America these days. Commentator Glenn Hubbard argues that we need to change laws that limit businesses' competitiveness.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Straight talk equals good business

A new study suggests that companies that speak plainer English in their earnings reports may actually perform better. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Investing

NYC looking to trim the fat in restaurants

The New York City Board of Health has unanimously agreed to push forward with a plan to severely limit the amount of artificial transfats used by restaurants. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health, New York

Letting users sell the sizzle

Frito-Lay and Chevrolet are planning to involve amateurs in the making of their TV commercials as part of the next Super Bowl broadcast. Janet Babin reports.

Investors return to Lebanon

Investing in a recently pacified warzone may not be most people's idea of smart business, but some with financial ties to Lebanon still see opportunity. Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada