May 23, 2006

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Citigroup settles with stockbrokers

May 23, 2006
The financial services giant settles with stockbrokers over whether they should receive overtime pay. Amy Scott reports the agreement could jeopardize the lucrative commissions paid to many stockbrokers.

Chasing innovation

May 23, 2006
Companies like Proctor & Gamble are farming out research and development in an effort to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. Steve Tripoli reports.

Why Johnny can't keep US competitive

May 23, 2006
A report out yesterday says 25% of Americans are functionally illiterate because teachers aren't being taught to teach reading. And that's bad news for the US economy. Hillary Wicai reports.

Big day for Bertelsmann

May 23, 2006
Today a minority stakeholder could formally request an initial public offering of media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Or the family-owned company could decide to buy out the 25% ownership instead. Alisa Roth gives us the pros and cons.

Toll Brothers newspapers?

May 23, 2006
Luxury home builder Bruce Toll is considering getting into the newspaper business. Ethan Lindsey takes a look at why.

Stock market jitters

May 23, 2006
Wall Street and overseas markets have taken investors on a bumpy ride lately. Marketplace business editor Cheryl Glaser reports there could be more turbulence ahead.

Vonage IPO will pay to advertise

May 23, 2006
Internet telephone pioneer Vonage is expected to raise $550 million in a public stock offering this week. Janet Babin reports the company is likely to spend most of that money on advertising.

The business of amusement

May 23, 2006
Alex Cohen looks at the challenges ahead for Cedar Fair, the company that purchased CBS' amusement park division yesterday.

Illegal entry only half the problem

May 23, 2006
A new report shows nearly half of all undocumented immigrants in the country entered legally. Lisa Napoli has more.

Black Monday fallout

May 23, 2006
Miranda Kennedy reports on the mood of Indian and foreign investors one day after India's "Black Monday" stock sell-off.

Had any brain-altering stimulants today?

May 23, 2006
Commentator Peter Coy says that the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the workplace is on the rise — and that it could drastically alter the business world.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC