Marketplace PM for September 6, 2006

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HP admits to pretexting board members

An investigation has been launched into methods used by Hewlett-Packard to investigate its board members — like using their personal information to get the phone company to release call records. Amy Scott reports.

GM stretches to 100,000-mile warranty

General Motors has increased the warranty on all of its 2007 passenger vehicles to five years and 100,000 miles in a move the automaker hopes will boost sales. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Congress looks at corporate fraud

Two Senate committees held hearings today on the options backdating scandal. Marketplace's Scott Tong tells host Kai Ryssdal that the practice may be history, but there's still plenty of trouble ahead for some companies.
Posted In: Washington

Beware stagflation

Productivity and wage numbers out today suggest that inflationary pressures are building, but commentator Robert Reich says if the Fed raises interest rates, the economy may go into recession.

Israelis boost their own tourism market

Before the rest of the summer is gone, Israelis are jump-starting tourism to their nation's northern border which came to a halt during the fighting. Hilary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

Conversation with Lucent CEO Pat Russo

Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Pat Russo, CEO of Lucent Technologies in the latest Conversation from the Corner Office.

Flying with baby just got easier

Today the FAA approved a harness that connects to a regular seatbelt — and it only weighs about a pound.

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