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Sep 27, 2006

Marketplace PM for September 27, 2006

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Investors return to Lebanon

Sep 27, 2006
Investing in a recently pacified warzone may not be most people's idea of smart business, but some with financial ties to Lebanon still see opportunity. Ben Gilbert reports.

Letting users sell the sizzle

Sep 27, 2006
Frito-Lay and Chevrolet are planning to involve amateurs in the making of their TV commercials as part of the next Super Bowl broadcast. Janet Babin reports.

No hedging: Amaranth is on the way out

Sep 27, 2006
There's word today that the hedge fund that bet on natural gas prices and lost $6 billion will sell off bits of its company and pay off angry investors.

Dow flirts with record high

Sep 27, 2006
Investors were firmly focused today on the chance the Dow Industrials would hit a record close. Host Kai Ryssdal talked with Marketplace's Amy Scott about why it matters. . . . If it does.

Straight talk equals good business

Sep 27, 2006
A new study suggests that companies that speak plainer English in their earnings reports may actually perform better. Scott Tong reports.

NYC looking to trim the fat in restaurants

Sep 27, 2006
The New York City Board of Health has unanimously agreed to push forward with a plan to severely limit the amount of artificial transfats used by restaurants. Lisa Napoli reports.

Branson's burning with ideas

Sep 27, 2006
The Virgin head says airlines could cut pollution and help in the effort against global warming if they would adopt his proposals. Sarah Gardner reports.

Latino joblessness down . . . for now

Sep 27, 2006
A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center shows joblessness among Latinos at a record low in the second quarter. But some fear the housing slowdown could make that figure short-lived. Dan Grech reports.

Rein in regulation

Sep 27, 2006
More companies are listing on exchanges overseas instead of in America these days. Commentator Glenn Hubbard argues that we need to change laws that limit businesses' competitiveness.