May 23, 2007

Marketplace PM for May 23, 2007

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Drilling for Mideast money

May 23, 2007
Halliburton, the world's biggest oilfield services company, officially opened its new headquarters in Dubai and sent out a call for local investors. Jill Barshay reports.

Foreclosed homes are going, going . . .

May 23, 2007
As foreclosed homes flood the market, lenders are looking to get their money out as soon as possible. One way to do that is at auction. Jane Lindholm checked out the bidding where lots of homes were on the…

No hedging: $1 million prize for cancer research

May 23, 2007
Hedge funds invest in everything from toll bridges to movies. Now, one firm is backing a more worthy cause.

It's your turn

May 23, 2007
Kai Ryssdal reviews some of the comments we've received about — among other things — baseball, motherhood, good corporate behavior and . . . improving our pronunciation.

This compromise bears fruit

May 23, 2007
Syria and Israel's dispute over the Golan Heights has restricted trade for decades. But they do offer an olive branch, or rather, an apple cart. Seasonal demand for apples brings a temporary truce each year. Orly Halpern reports.

Wall Street shouldn't celebrate

May 23, 2007
To look around on Wall Street you'd think we were back in the days before anybody knew what a dot-com bust was. Commentator Ben Stein says investor enthusiasm is misplaced.

S&P nears new high, but times have changed

May 23, 2007
A lot of people see the Standard & Poors index as the most accurate snapshot of the market. But it's a very different index and market than the last time it reached record numbers. Alisa Roth reports.

Wages, war and politics

May 23, 2007
The minimum-wage increase has ended up in the Iraq war funding bill. So Democratic lawmakers are in a bind: To raise the minimum wage they'll have to vote for the war. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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