Marketplace PM for August 21, 2006
Aug 21, 2006

Marketplace PM for August 21, 2006

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BP denies it hid inspection data

Aug 21, 2006
British oil company BP denied allegations today that it manipulated data from inspections of Alaska pipelines which were partially shut down earlier this month because of corrosion problems. Sam Eaton reports.

Wyeth battles Prempro lawsuits

Aug 21, 2006
About 4,500 women have filed lawsuits against Wyeth for failing to warn them of cancer risks from its menopause drug Prempro that were found in a 2001 study. The first of those cases goes to trial tomorrow. Helen Palmer reports.

A few billion saved is a few billion earned

Aug 21, 2006
Norway is the third largest exporter of oil after Saudi Arabia and Russia. The country, so far, has been socking most of its oil revenue into savings. But some argue it's time to live for today. Stephen Beard reports.

The law of unintended consequences explained

Aug 21, 2006
Undercover Economist Tim Harford has a story about the law of unintended consequences. It all began with a pile of rubble across the street from his house.

An American Girl for every girl — almost

Aug 21, 2006
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh's daughters love their new American Girl dolls. And, she says, they have their own unique ways of showing it.

It's not cheating, it's strategy!

Aug 21, 2006
One segment of the video game industry that isn't suffering in the current slowdown is the sale of strategy guides. Ethan Lindsey reports.
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Iran vows to continue nuclear program

Aug 21, 2006
Iranian government officials say that, despite U.N. demands, they will not suspend their nation's uranium enrichment. Hillary Wicai reports.

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