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Marketplace AM for March 7, 2007
Mar 7, 2007

Marketplace AM for March 7, 2007

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Whistleblowing made easier . . . not necessarily safer

Mar 7, 2007
Soon wannabe whistleblowers can spill corporate and government secrets online. Wikileaks.org promises the opportunity to post documents anonymously. But critics are already asking, says who?

Congress considers CEO pay

Mar 7, 2007
Proposed legislation would allow shareholders a non-binding vote on executive compensation, but some business groups argue that corporations are not a democracy.

Venezuela's tax man pops Coke

Mar 7, 2007
Coca-Cola's operations in Venezuela will be forced to close for three days for allegedly breaking tax rules there, but it's unclear whether the shakeup is politically motivated.

Paulson's back in China

Mar 7, 2007
Some in Congress are getting anxious about the Chinese currency situation, but that's just one of the things U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is in Shanghai to talk about, and change isn't likely to happen overnight.

Republican hopes pinned to health care

Mar 7, 2007
Commentator David Frum says if Republicans want to have any hopes of winning in 2008, they'd better find a fix for the American health care market — stat.

New blood pressure med OK'd

Mar 7, 2007
The FDA has approved Tekturna, the first new class of hypertension drug in a decade. Tekturna controls blood pressure for a full 24 hours, but will that edge be enough to compete in a mature market full of cheap generics?

Aston Martin finds a buyer

Mar 7, 2007
Ford has reportedly lined up a motor racing company to purchase its luxury Aston Martin division. Sales for the brand are on the upswing, but analysts agree that Ford is making the right move.

The death of Internet radio?

Mar 7, 2007
Online radio stations are facing a hefty hike in the royalties they pay to record labels for streaming music. If a federal copyright panel's ruling stands, it could wipe out smaller companies in one retroactive, fell swoop.

Police wanted, must disclose financial records

Mar 7, 2007
Some L.A. police are refusing to allow their private financial records to be made public as mandated by a federal decree. It's supposed to weed out corrupt cops, but the police union says it could drive good officers away.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC