Feb 8, 2007
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The hybrid Prius is a bit of a harder sell today than it was last year, when inflated gas prices inspired greener-minded car buyers. Sarah Gardner reports on Toyota's push to increase sales.
Critics of private equity deals say the firms involved just want to strip their purchases down and sell them off. But commentator Matthew Bishop sees it differently.
British banking giant HSBC is facing bad-debt charges of more than $10 billion — worse than analysts expected. The company blames U.S. mortgage holders who aren't making payments. As Alisa Roth reports, HSBC's not the only one in trouble.
As part of their six-party negotiations with North Korea, the U.S. may be considering easing some banking sanctions. Kai Ryssdal talks with Marketplace's Scott Tong from Shanghai about the ongoing talks.
Regulations similar to those that prompted some businesses to leave U.S. stock markets are being considered in Europe. That concerns the exchanges there, which benefitted from the fallout. Stephen Beard reports.
Angered by exorbitant executive compensation packages, some shareholders are taking action. This proxy season, they're fighting back with voting power. Amy Scott reports.
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