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Senator William Proxmire:<BR>Memorial commentary

Dec 15, 2005
Former Senator William Proximire died today. The Wisconsin Democrat was legendary for his crusades against government waste and excess spending. He was also one of Marketplace's early commentators. In tribute, Marketplace revisited the first commentary the Senator wrote for us - in 1989.
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SEC mulls new rules for foreign companies

Dec 14, 2005
The SEC is expected to vote on new rules today that would exempt many foreign companies from federal oversight under the Sarbanes-Oxley law. Tess Vigeland looks at how the rule change will affect American shareholders.
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DirecTV fined

Dec 13, 2005
December's phone bill is turning out to be a big one for DirecTV. The Federal Trade Commission has fined the satellite television company almost $5.5 million. Regulators say telemarketers working for DirecTV made sales pitches to households that had signed up for the Do Not Call list. From Washington, Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports.
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Ford's restructuring

Dec 12, 2005
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about whether Ford's proposed restructuring plans are too little, too late.
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David Johnson is cold

Dec 9, 2005
They're not used to nippy temps down in Dallas, and as David Johnson told Kai, it's wreaking havoc and driving up natural gas heating bills... but none of it is enough to fully thaw out the market.
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Hedging your bets

Dec 8, 2005
Until recently, investors in hedge funds were thought to be sophisticated people who could afford the risk. So the funds have escaped a lot of oversight. But all that's about to change, as Amy Scott reports.
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NYSE/Archipelago update

Dec 7, 2005
Members of the New York Stock Exchange have approved the acquisition of electronic exchange operator Archipelago. Bob Moon looks at what's next for the Big Board.
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A public exchange

Dec 6, 2005
The members of the New York Stock Exchange took a big step into the digital age today, approving a merger with the electronic trading firm Archipelago. New York bureau chief Bob Moon reports.
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Calpine's woes

Dec 6, 2005
Stock trading for one of the nation's largest power producers is scheduled to be suspended today amid fears it's heading for Chapter 11. Hillary Wicai reports.
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NYSE/Archipelago

Dec 6, 2005
Members of the New York Stock Exchange are expected to vote today on whether to acquire electronic exchange operator Archipelago. Bob Moon reports.
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