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The main drag in any urban neighborhood is its moneymaker. So naturally those areas are always trying to figure out how to make more money, and beautification is a bit part of it. One Toronto neighborhood's beautification is of a more audible variety. Sean Cole reports.
The FCC is taking steps to change the regulation of high-speed Internet providers. It wants to treat the providers more like phone companies, so they'd have to give all Internet traffic equal access. The agency is opening up public comment on the plan. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on how the plan might affect the economy.
A few years ago, tomato prices were sky high because of a shortage. But these days, farmers have more tomatoes than they know what to do with. And prices are so low many of those juicy beauties might not make it off the vine. Janet Babin reports.
The National Labor Relations Board mediates disputes between companies and labor unions. It's supposed to have five members from both political parties, but it had just two members between 2008-2010. So the Supreme Court is throwing out nearly 600 of its decisions from that period. Brett Neely reports.
New credit card reforms have cut into everything from overdraft charges to credit card fees. So now many banks reportedly have plans to scrap free checking as they look for ways to make up for fees lost elsewhere. Stacey Vanek-Smith checks it out.
Lawmakers kicked off a House subcommittee hearing with more than an hour of BP criticism before the oil company's chief got his chance to talk. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about what happened when BP CEO Tony Hayward testified and why he didn't answer certain questions.
Marketplace for Thursday, June 17, 2010