Segments From this episode
The Securities Exchange Commission is expected to announce a new proposal on credit rating agencies today. Amy Scott reports the SEC will propose reforms to make fund managers do more of their own research.
Bill Gates is stepping down as the head of Microsoft to devote more time to his foundation. Janet Babin looks back at his career as an industry leader, the impact he had on the tech world and the company structure he left behind.
Software firms are starting to focus on security for smart phones to help prevent loss or theft of important data. Jill Barshay reports we could start seeing cell phone viruses as soon as within six months.
The Registered Traveler Program allows frequent flyers the ability to get through security faster. But some passengers would rather not let the government have an imprint of their iris. John Dimsdale has more.
London-based mining giant Anglo American says it's acting out of a sense of responsibility by building a platinum mine in Zimbabwe. But critics say the project will prop up the Mugabe regime. Stephen Beard reports.
The state of Illinois is suing Countrywide for unfair and deceptive business practices, claiming the lender designed mortgage products with Wall Street in mind. Steve Henn reports other accusations against the company.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 25, 2008