Mar 23, 2007

Marketplace PM for March 23, 2007

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How public will this private-equity firm be?

Mar 23, 2007
The Blackstone Group, which filed for a $4 billion IPO, is the biggest private-equity firm to offer stock in itself. Pat Loeb has more on what Blackstone as a public company might mean.

House bill on Iraq funding may not go far

Mar 23, 2007
The House narrowly passed the <nobr>$124 billion</nobr> Iraq funding bill today. The bill contains deadlines for troop pullouts, which brought the expected response from President Bush.

A vote for the status quo

Mar 23, 2007
Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday. There's not much suspense about the outcome, since political stability means economic prosperity. Scott Tong reports.

The slave trade, past and present

Mar 23, 2007
Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the British Parliament's abolition of the European slave trade. But even as Britain celebrates its role in history it's also facing up to an embarrassing present. Stephen Beard reports.

Parts maker makes bid for Chrysler

Mar 23, 2007
One of the offers for Daimler-Chrysler's U.S. division reportedly is comimg from an anonymous private equity firm working with one of Chrysler's own parts suppliers. Alisa Roth reports.

Sorry, Stanford

Mar 23, 2007
Colleges and universities are hitting up alumni this month for donations. But commentator and Stanford graduate Joel Stein says his alma mater shouldn't expect a check from him.

Losing control of campus contraceptive costs

Mar 23, 2007
Nearly 40% of college-age women use birth-control drugs. Some of them have had a nasty shock in the past couple of weeks. Helen Palmer reports.

Don't just trash it, <em>CRUSH</em> it

Mar 23, 2007
Companies are increasingly worried about how to get rid of data stored on computers. Geoff Brumfiel checked out some interesting solutions on display at a recent government technology conference.

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