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Questioning the rules of corporate PR

Apr 19, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich describes a recent encounter with a public relations firm representing General Motors.

Business and pleasure before politics

Apr 19, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao has been having a good old time in Seattle, even bought billions of dollars worth of American products. But the rest of his trip might not be quite as much fun. Scott Tong reports.

Sarbanes-Oxley relief for small businesses?

Apr 19, 2006
SEC regulators want to let small companies take a pass on some of the toughest rules of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, one of the big legacies of the Enron scandal. Alisa Roth reports.

Organized crime steering the piracy ship

Apr 19, 2006
Making and selling counterfeit goods is no longer a cottage industry. And with huge profits on the table, organized criminal gangs from around the globe have moved in. Stephen Beard reports.

Riding the Indian stock market

Apr 19, 2006
The recent roller coaster of the Indian stock market has spooked many foreign institutional investors but encouraged many local market players. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Light at the end of Delta's tunnel?

Apr 19, 2006
The leaders of Delta's pilots union sit down today to discuss a proposed compromise plan to keep both the pilots and the bankrupt carrier in business. As Alisa Roth reports, the pilots may have no choice but to accept the plan.

Following the counterfeit profit chain

Apr 19, 2006
Author Tim Phillips tells host Lisa Napoli that organized criminal gangs are behind much of the world's product piracy.

For public good, not for profit.

Freddie pays record fine

Apr 19, 2006
Home loan giant Freddie Mac has agreed to pay a record fine to settle charges that it made illegal campaign contributions. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

The real costs -- and benefits -- of piracy

Apr 19, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow if American companies can't beat product pirates, they should join them.

Even your medicine isn't immune to counterfeiters

Apr 18, 2006
As Chinese president Hu Jintao visits the US this week, Marketplace's special series on intellectual property piracy continues with a look at how counterfeit pharmaceuticals have entered the American supply chain.