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Marketplace PM for June 23, 2006
Jun 23, 2006

Marketplace PM for June 23, 2006

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Lining up to take buyouts

Jun 23, 2006
With an estimated 50,000 GM and Ford employees expected to take buyout packages from the two carmakers, the United Auto Workers union will be taking a serious hit to its membership. John Dimsdale reports.

Get ready for statin price wars

Jun 23, 2006
If there was ever a good time to have high cholesterol, this might be it. The patent on the cholesterol-lowering statin drug, Zocor, expires today. So, generics will soon hit the market, bringing prices down. Helen Palmer reports.

Group says TV portrays business as bad guy

Jun 23, 2006
A new study from a free-market group says TV overwhelmingly shows business and businesspeople as criminals. Bob Moon reports.

Dear Microsoft . . .

Jun 23, 2006
Commentator and humorist Rico Gagliano applies for the new opening at Microsoft. You know, the job that Bill Gates just left.<br clear="all">

Looking inside hedge funds

Jun 23, 2006
A major hedge fund is being investigated by the SEC for insider trading, while an SEC rule governing the funds has been thrown out by the courts. Amy Scott reports.

Anadarko to buy Kerr-McGee, Western Gas Resources

Jun 23, 2006
The deal is more evidence there's money to burn in oil and gas with prices at near record levels. Anadarko will become the country's biggest independent energy exploration company. Alex Cohen reports.