Marketplace for Thursday, October 18, 2007
The leading Democratic presidential candidates are talking about what they'll do to restore America's place in the world. Commentator Dan Drezner says they should start by paying close attention to economic policy.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
For every share you own of a company's stock, you get one vote in company elections. So, it stands to reason that the more shares you own, the more interest you'll have in the company's financial success, right? Well, maybe not. Amy Scott explains.
Many places in Iraq still get only a couple of hours of electricity a day. So the Iraqi government is turning to contractors from Iran and China for help. Not exactly what the Bush administration wanted. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime
Federal rules about owning a newspaper and a TV or radio station in the same market have been around for decades. The FCC tried to relax those rules, but a federal appeals court tightened them up again. Now Congress wants to get involved. Steve Henn reports.