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Congressional travel — in a gray area

Oct 18, 2005
Tax law prohibits members of Congress from taking international trips paid for by private foundations. But Marketplace and Bob Williams from the Center for Public Integrity have learned California Republican Richard Pombo may have done just that. Click to hear — and read — Steve Henn's report.

Up in smoke

Oct 18, 2005
For generations, France's signature cigarettes have been Gitanes and Gauloises. But Eleanor Beardsley reports that times are changing on the left bank.

High-stakes labor dispute for high-kickers

Oct 18, 2005
The Rockettes are getting ready for their popular Christmas season. But a labor dispute threatens to hamstring the dance troupe during its busiest time of the year. Mallory Kasdan reports from New York.

Deluxe airplane in the sky

Oct 18, 2005
Starting today, a new airline will offer passengers all-business-class service between New York and London. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports on Eos Airlines.

Selling GMAC? Hmm...

Oct 18, 2005
In an effort to get back into the black, GM is considering selling its profitable GMAC financing arm. Cheryl Glaser looks at the wisdom of the move.

Gun liability changes

Oct 17, 2005
This week the House is expected to take up the Senate-passed bill to prohibit liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers and sellers, and to dismiss pending lawsuits. Scott Tong reports.

The Sloan Sessions

Oct 17, 2005
Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about the push by GM and Delphi for benefit concessions from the UAW.

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How many calories in that brewski?

Oct 17, 2005
The National Consumer League wants to put nutritional labels on alcoholic beverages. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that alcoholic beverage companies aren't bubbling over with enthusiasm.

New bankruptcy rules

Oct 17, 2005
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 takes effect today, tightening the eligibility requirements for Chapter 7 filings. Sarah Gardner checks in.

In an Investment Club with Personality?

Oct 14, 2005
Ever get together with friends, have a glass of wine and beat the pants off the S&P 500? If you're an active member of an investment club and you're not shy, then you and your club members might be perfect for a new segment on <em>Marketplace Money</em>.