Marketplace PM for March 19, 2007
Mar 19, 2007

Marketplace PM for March 19, 2007

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Qwesting for a way to avoid jail

Mar 19, 2007
Former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio is on trial for charges of selling off $100 million in stocks on insider tips. Amy Scott looks into his defense strategy.

Four years of war on Iraq's job market

Mar 19, 2007
Four years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, the country's job market looks a lot different. Tess Vigeland talks to Tina Susman from the Baghdad bureau of the Los Angeles Times and Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution.

In Colombia, it pays to be protected

Mar 19, 2007
Chiquita pleaded guilty to paying paramilitary groups to protect its business in Colombia. But the banana producer isn't alone in paying for protection. Dan Grech reports.

Outsource capital running out of sources

Mar 19, 2007
India is an unparalleled provider of outsourced workers, but companies are beginning to discover a shallower talent pool. Miranda Kennedy has the story from New Delhi.

Tapping into the poor market

Mar 19, 2007
A report out today from the World Bank says businesses should be marketing to the poor. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more on why some say this could be beneficial.

On guard against big pharma's lobbying efforts

Mar 19, 2007
Merck's state-lobbying campaign to make their cervical cancer vaccination mandatory in schools has faced strong resistance. Backlash comes despite the fact that Gardasil has been proven very effective against the disease. Pat Loeb reports.

Making the gyms go belly-up

Mar 19, 2007
Leave the sweatpants at home and grab a hip sash. Sandra Tsing Loh is taking us to the YMCA to shake off those pounds with some cheap belly-dancing.