Are E-cigarettes safe? Details are hazy.

Sep 22, 2009
Makers of a new product called an E-cigarette claim it's a safer way to get a nicotine fix than regular cigarettes -- without emitting second-hand smoke. The FDA isn't so sure. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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How did the SEC miss Madoff?

Sep 10, 2009
This morning, Congress re-opens its investigation into how government investigators missed Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi Scheme, starting with a 500-page report from the SEC. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Crime

Case may transform national elections

Sep 8, 2009
Companies are currently banned from paying for ads that take sides in an election campaign. But a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could bring about a change. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Is E-Verify too demanding on business?

Sep 4, 2009
Federal contractors will soon be required to use the E-Verify system to confirm their employees' eligibility to work in the U.S. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs

Ratings agencies lose free-speech claim

Sep 3, 2009
A federal judge has ruled that two credit-rating agencies can't stand behind free-speech protection and must defend themselves in a fraud lawsuit. Bob Moon reports.
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Villagers, China clash in poison case

Sep 3, 2009
Village parents in China's Hunan province are being detained after protesting the government's reneging of payments owed to families through a public children's lead poisoning case. Scott Tong reports how the government is trying to discredit parents.
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Off-label marketing costs Pfizer

Sep 2, 2009
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will pay $2.3 billion to settle charges that it illegally promoted pills for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Tamara Keith reports on the down sides to off-label marketing.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Why banks want to see your pretty face

Sep 1, 2009
If some banks have their way, you may not be able to wear hats or sunglasses when making a deposit. Why? David Martin Davies reports.
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Olmert fraud charges could mean jail

Aug 31, 2009
An U.S. businessman is at the center of a corruption scandal that could land former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in jail. It's the first time in Israel's history a prime minister has faced criminal charges. Daniel Estrin reports.
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Signs of a U.S. boycott in Scotland?

Aug 24, 2009
European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Bill Radke about the release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of bombing a Pan Am flight over Scotland in 1988, and whether the Scots are worried about an American boycott.
Posted In: Crime