Jun 29, 2006

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Silicone implants return?

Jun 29, 2006
The Food and Drug Administration is said to be close to lifting the 14-year ban on silicone breast implants. Cosmetic surgeons — and some of their patients — can hardly wait. Helen Palmer reports.

Tenet's $700 million settlement

Jun 29, 2006
Hospital chain Tenet was accused of scamming the Medicare system and consequently the nation's older folks. Today, the company agreed to pay more than $700 million to settle the allegations. Amy Scott reports.

Free trade impasse at WTO

Jun 29, 2006
Trade officials from around the world gather in Geneva today to try to restart stalled trade negotiations. Steve Tripoli reports.

Rush to refinance student loans

Jun 29, 2006
Students and their parents are rushing to refinance student loans before an interest rate increase takes effect this weekend. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Will Fed boost interest rate <i>half</i> a point?

Jun 29, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the likely impact of today's Federal Reserve meeting.

Mexico presidential election almost here

Jun 29, 2006
Mexicans go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president. Dan Grech looks at what's at stake economically.

BP in trouble for price fixing

Jun 29, 2006
US regulators have filed a lawsuit against British oil giant BP. They're charging it with manipulating the price of propane, saying it artificially drove up the cost of heating and cooking oil for millions of Americans. Stephen Beard reports.

More details on BP price fixing

Jun 29, 2006
What's in store for the British oil company? Host Scott Jagow talks with Marketplace European correspondent Stephen Beard about this and other scandals plaguing BP.

Farewell to Japan's Junichiro Koizumi

Jun 29, 2006
President Bush hosts a farewell summit today for Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi, who steps down in a couple months. Jocelyn Ford has more on the Japanese leader's legacy.

Fed meeting speculation

Jun 29, 2006
Today is high noon for the Federal Reserve and its long-awaited next move in US monetary policy. Ashley Milne-Tyte has this preview.

Hedge fund debate

Jun 29, 2006
Lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation today to clamp down on the mostly unregulated hedge fund industry. But those hoping for a shorter leash shouldn't hold their breath, Janet Babin reports.

Happiest wireless place on Earth

Jun 29, 2006
The city of Anaheim, home to Disneyland and other attractions, will launch citywide wireless Internet capability today. It's a trial run in efforts to bring Wi-Fi to bigger cities, Lisa Napoli reports.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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