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The Obama administration is proposing reforms to executive pay that would give shareholders and boards of directors a vote on pay packages for top CEOs. John Dimsdale reports on why some corporate managers say the plan is impractical.
The Senate is considering legislation that will give the FDA power to regulate the tobacco industry. But if it passes, will cigarettes really change? Sarah Gardner reports.
General Motors and Chrysler are reducing dealerships to cut costs as they restructure their ailing businesses. Commentator David Frum says the cuts have been a long time coming.
Three candidates are battling to unseat incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran's June 12 presidential election, and many Iranians are basing their votes on the country's economic problems. Reese Erlich reports.
A number of Web sites help Internet users fund entrepreneurs from developing countries. Now one of the biggest, Kiva.org, will allow users to make microloans to small business owners in the U.S. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Success or failure in life can be attributed to different factors: drive, intelligence and . . . height? Author Arianne Cohen talks with Kai Ryssdal about why tall people are more likely to succeed professionally and financially than others of shorter stature.
Marketplace for Wednesday, June 10, 2009