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Interest rate guessing game is back

Oct 24, 2006
The folks who pull the strings at the Federal Reserve meet today to consider interest rates. That means Wall Street investors will be getting back to one of their least-favorite pastimes. Bob Moon reports.

Wal-Mart puts the brakes on

Oct 24, 2006
The world's largest retailer has announced a change of course. Wal-Mart has decided to slow expansion into new markets while it works to boost its bottom line. Sam Eaton reports.

Is the telecom merger bad for consumers?

Oct 24, 2006
The FCC is getting an earful from consumer advocates who say the proposed AT&T-Bell South merger is anti-competitive. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Let's up the Social Security tax

Oct 24, 2006
Forget privatization. Writer and commentator Jim Carrier argues that the Social Security withholding tax should be boosted — and invested.

<a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_napoli_panetta.html">Politics puts U.S. on Arctic sideline</a>

Oct 24, 2006
As polar ice melts, many nations are staking claim to Arctic resources &mdash; but not the U.S. Host Lisa Napoli talks to former presidential chief of staff Leon Panetta about consequences of our failure to ratify the UN's Law of the Sea treaty.

Brits bullied at work

Oct 24, 2006
Bullying is rife in the British workplace, according to a new survey. It found that one in five UK workers suffers some form of harassment. Stephen Beard reports.

Telmex coming over the border

Oct 24, 2006
Mexican phone giant Telmex is expected today to announce the purchase of a group of Spanish-language phone directories based in the U.S. It could be a very smart move, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Go ahead and take the day off

Oct 24, 2006
Or at least take a long coffee break. A group that's trying to get work-crazed Americans to stop and smell the roses has declared today Take Back Your Time day. Diantha Parker reports.