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Marketplace PM for March 1, 2007
Mar 1, 2007

Marketplace PM for March 1, 2007

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An upgrade for U.S. market technology

Mar 1, 2007
After Tuesday's market snafu, the Securities and Exchange Commission is cracking down on the technology used by the New York Stock Exchange. Bob Moon talks to David Easthope, a senior analyst with technology consulting firm Celent.

Insider trading still doesn't pay

Mar 1, 2007
The SEC and the U.S. Attorney's Office today brought separate charges against a group of Wall Street workers they accused of insider trading. The scheme involved high-level employees from UBS and Morgan Stanley among other firms. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Steroid scandal may be out of juice

Mar 1, 2007
Last year, alleged steroid abuse overshadowed Barry Bonds' career. But as Major League Baseball's spring training rolls out for 2007, do people still care? Bob Moon talks to our business of sports analyst Diana Nyad.

Strength in small-business numbers

Mar 1, 2007
While President Bush has been criticized for not doing enough for New Orleans, small-business owners are organizing to get things done. We get the story from French Quarter dress shop owner Marianne Lewis.

Can Venezuela stand the heat of its own economy?

Mar 1, 2007
A flush economy comes at a price, as Venezuelans are discovering with fast-rising inflation. Dan Grech went to Caracas to see how the country's spending is catching up to the local market.

He's dead, but still poppin'

Mar 1, 2007
ConAgra foods has resurrected Orville Redenbacher to once again get sales of his famous popcorn rising. Chicago Public Radio's Mike Rhee explains why some have been left with a bad taste in their mouth.

Fixing the Medicare formula

Mar 1, 2007
A special congressional advisory committee met today to try to find ways to curb Medicare costs. As Helen Palmer reports, they may want to provide better incentives to physicians.