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Mar 12, 2007

Marketplace PM for March 12, 2007

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Tell your boss you'll be in later

Mar 12, 2007
A group in Denmark is trying to convince companies that they can increase productivity if they make life easier for late risers. Kyle James reports.

Moving to Dubai

Mar 12, 2007
Halliburton's CEO says he's going to set up his offices in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Some analysts say the move makes good business sense.

Turn up the heat and open the window

Mar 12, 2007
In New York City you can walk past a building on a cold day and hear the whir of an air conditioner. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.

A hundred years of smokes

Mar 12, 2007
Allan Brandt, professor of the history of medicine at Harvard University, talks about his new book, "The Cigarette Century," with Kai Ryssdal.

Will New Century's fall make waves?

Mar 12, 2007
Subprime lender New Century moved a step closer to bankruptcy as its lenders called in their loans. Track the falling dominos and it might push the whole economy lower, too. Hillary Wicai reports.

What have the oil companies done wrong?

Mar 12, 2007
Mention any company remotely involved with oil and consumers start seeing red. Commentator Ben Stein says that anger is misdirected.

Accountants object to accountability law

Mar 12, 2007
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce commission today took aim at Sarbanes-Oxley, the corporate-governance law that businesses have learned to hate. They say it leaves auditors unfairly open to risk. Alisa Roth reports.

FDA gives advice on fresh produce

Mar 12, 2007
The FDA issued new guidelines today for fresh-cut produce. But the agency's director says the new guidelines aren't exactly the scientific solution to food-borne illness. Helen Palmer reports.