Marketplace for Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Motorola is breaking itself in two, but analysts don't agree on whether it's the best move for the company. Lisa Napoli reports.
The number of civilian contractors killed in Iraq last year rose 17%. Not all of them were Americans. Private security firms are increasingly using third-country nationals to support the war. Gretchen Wilson reports from Namibia.
There's been a lot of discussion about whether video games are bad for you, and some research into whether they might actually do you some good. A game called Mindhabits is said to be one of the good ones. Sean Cole reports.
Federal laws passed more than a decade ago encouraged development of leading edge drugs, as well as a way to get them on the market faster. But a study out today says that fast-track process compromises safety. Janet Babin reports.
Commentator Robert Reich wants to call your attention to a mortgage-crisis bill in Congress with an interesting twist. It would allow taxpayers who pick up the tab for bailouts to profit if the gamble pays off.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
This week Hillary Clinton called on the government to help homeowners more, John McCain warned against too much government action, and Barack Obama said McCain doesn't know what he's talking about. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into whether any of them do.