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Oct 2, 2006

Marketplace AM for October 2, 2006

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Businesses watch new Supreme Court session

Oct 2, 2006
A large number of the cases on the Supreme Court's 2006-07 docket have deep implications for businesses. And that has many gearing up for a fight. Sam Eaton reports.

Whither the 4th quarter?

Oct 2, 2006
With the fourth quarter of 2006 underway, Lisa Napoli takes a look at where the economy is headed for the rest of the year.

Netflix offers prize

Oct 2, 2006
If you can come up with a recommendation on how Netflix can improve its software, there's money in it for you — $1 million to be precise. Hillary Wicai reports.

Taking federal issues into their own hands

Oct 2, 2006
What happens when a state like California jumps into issues usually reserved for Congress? Jeff Tyler reports. First in <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/realagenda/"><strong>The Real Agenda</strong></a> series.

Brazil's presidential election tightens

Oct 2, 2006
Incumbent Brazilian President Luiz Ignacia Lula da Silva had looked like a shoo-in for reelection, but corruption allegations have tightened the race. Marketplace's Dan Grech talks with host Mark Austin Thomas.

Online gambling's chips are down

Oct 2, 2006
Shares in online gambling firms plunged by up to 60% on the London Stock Exchange today. Investors have been baling out of the sector after Congress passed a bill cracking down on Internet betting. Stephen Beard reports.

Wildfires burn through government coffers

Oct 2, 2006
This year, wildfires have burned over 9 million acres, mostly in the West. Now the bill for fighting those fires is coming due. Austin Jenkins has more.

Sloan Sessions: What's behind market rally?

Oct 2, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks with host Scott Jagow about the recent stock market climb.

Morgan Stanley enters China banking

Oct 2, 2006
The race is on to get a piece of China's $5.1 billion banking industry. Today, Morgan Stanley got a head start over its rivals. Jocelyn Ford reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC