Marketplace PM for September 11, 2006
Sep 11, 2006

Marketplace PM for September 11, 2006

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Victims fund can't match loss

Sep 11, 2006
After the 9/11 attacks, Congress set up a Victim Compensation Fund that paid out close to $7 billion to survivors and victims' families. Two of those families told us how that money has changed their lives.

Drugmaker to swallow $3 billion tax bill

Sep 11, 2006
The IRS announced today that it has settled a major tax dispute with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Glaxo will pay the government $3.4 billion. Helen Palmer reports.

Pretexting is already fraud

Sep 11, 2006
Commentator Ian Ayres proposes a solution to the problem of pretexting: Forget adding more laws to criminalize the act, just make companies notify customers when anyone requests information about them.

Protecting government whistleblowers — or not

Sep 11, 2006
A bill to increase protection of government whistleblowers goes into conference today. And not everyone's behind the measure, Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

CIA buying torture insurance

Sep 11, 2006
Some CIA officers have a private but government-sponsored insurance plan that pays legal expenses if they're accused of abusing or torturing prisoners. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Washington Post reporter R. Jeffrey Smith about the story.

Bush and Al Qaeda mark 9/11 with speeches

Sep 11, 2006
President says "The war's not over" in national TV address. Earler, satellite network Al-Jazeera released a new Al Qaeda video in which the terrorist organization threatened more attacks and "economic disaster."

Price of news in China just went up

Sep 11, 2006
The government of China announced yesterday that foreign news services will have to seek approval from the state news agency before reaching Chinese media outlets. Bob Moon reports.