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Controlling Europe's airport fees

Stephen Beard | Jan 25, 2007
The E.U. has drawn up plans to curb fees at European airports. If passed, the new law would prevent "excessive increases" in the charges that airlines have to pay. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Sweetening the minimum wage bill

Hilary Wicai | Jan 25, 2007
The Senate took a vote yesterday to send a clear signal: If Democrats want a minimum wage boost, they'll have to give a little sumpin'-sumpin' to small businesses. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Critics see Bush's plan as no health benefit

Helen Palmer and Kai Ryssdal | Jan 24, 2007
In his State of the Union address, President Bush proposed a new approach to healthcare funding that would mean changes to most tax bills. Marketplace health reporter Helen Palmer talks with Kai Ryssdal about the idea.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Only one cheer for Bush proposal

| Jan 24, 2007
Every new public policy creates its winners and its losers. Commentator Robert Reich says, when it comes to making winners of consumers, the president's healthcare proposal falls short.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Congress considers 'cap and trade' bills

John Dimsdale | Jan 24, 2007
Legislation on Capitol Hill would allow companies that clean up their carbon emissions to earn credits and sell them to companies needing more time to cut fossil-fuel use. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Lebanon crisis stalls reconstruction

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 24, 2007
Hezbollah-led protests, strikes and violence have shut down much of Lebanon. Anthony Shadid, the Washington Post's correspondent in Beirut, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the troubled nation.

Pension fund takes the lead against Apple

Alisa Roth | Jan 24, 2007
The New York City Employees' Retirement System says it will be the lead plaintiff in a class-action suit filed against Apple in connection with the company's stock option backdating scandal. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

Wrecked ship holds valuable nickel

Stephen Beard | Jan 24, 2007
A freighter run aground off the coast of Britain has left nearby beaches strewn with its cargo — which residents have carted off. But it's what's left on the ship that's moving the markets. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Seeking change and building a business

Steve Tripoli | Jan 24, 2007
Two guys from Ghana have an idea for creating an entrepreneurial bridge between their native African nation and the United States. Steve Tripoli has their story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Looking down at the world's problems

Stephen Beard | Jan 24, 2007
Business and political leaders from around the globe have gathered high in the Swiss Alps for the annual World Economic Forum. Hot topics this year: globalization, trade imbalances — and global warming of course.
Posted In: Canada, Economy