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Federal rules about owning a newspaper and a TV or radio station in the same market have been around for decades. The FCC tried to relax those rules, but a federal appeals court tightened them up again. Now Congress wants to get involved. Steve Henn reports.
Democratic Senator Charles Schumer is calling for a formal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into questionable stock trades by Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo. Alisa Roth reports.
Many places in Iraq still get only a couple of hours of electricity a day. So the Iraqi government is turning to contractors from Iran and China for help. Not exactly what the Bush administration wanted. Dan Grech reports.
For every share you own of a company's stock, you get one vote in company elections. So, it stands to reason that the more shares you own, the more interest you'll have in the company's financial success, right? Well, maybe not. Amy Scott explains.
The leading Democratic presidential candidates are talking about what they'll do to restore America's place in the world. Commentator Dan Drezner says they should start by paying close attention to economic policy.
England and South Africa will scrum it up in the final of the Rugby World Cup this weekend. Marketplace business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in play.
Los Angeles Fashion Week may play second fiddle to New York's extravaganza. But Tinsel Town's star-packed shows this week are breaking new ground in a fast-growing niche called eco-fashion that seeks to be environmentally friendly. Sam Eaton reports.