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Marketplace PM for July 18, 2006
Jul 18, 2006

Marketplace PM for July 18, 2006

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Risky business

Jul 18, 2006
American authorities have arrested the CEO of a British online gambling site. And the move has many in the British business community concerned, Stephen Beard reports.

Dollar store inflation

Jul 18, 2006
Today, the government reported that producer prices rose last month, but there are some stores that can't pass cost increases onto consumers — because it's part of their name. Right? Alex Goldmark reports.

CEO $1 club

Jul 18, 2006
Commentator and CEO Carl Yankowski says the current trend of paying CEOs only a dollar hides a much bigger pay package that shareholders rarely find out about.

Instant profit, possible felony

Jul 18, 2006
Federal regulators plan to take legal action soon against several companies accused of backdating stock options. It's a widening scandal that may affect hundreds of companies. Scott Tong explains.

Ditch the penny?

Jul 18, 2006
An Arizona congressman wants to abolish the penny, but his state stands to benefit from the move. And some say the one-cent coin is an important American institution. Alex Cohen reports.

Rebuilding Afghanistan

Jul 18, 2006
The US is leading the effort to reconstruct Afghanistan's roads and schools. One ambitious project: a bridge connecting it to neighboring Tajikistan, which Afghans hope will help them get back to business, Miranda Kennedy reports.

Immigrants, uninsured not flooding ERs

Jul 18, 2006
A new study dispels the commonly-held belief that immigrants use emergency room services more than other groups. Helen Palmer has the story.

Under attack: Life in Lebanon

Jul 18, 2006
As Israel continues its campaign against Hezbollah throughout Lebanon, the country has shut down for business. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to journalist Leena Saidi about conditions there.