Scott Tong is a correspondent for Marketplace’s sustainability desk, with a focus on energy, environment, resources, climate, supply chain and the global economy. He services the complete portfolio of Marketplace programming and has reported on several special series including long-term U.S. job creation, U.N. climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the BP oil spill one-year anniversary, and famine in the Horn of Africa. He has reported from more than a dozen countries. Tong joined Marketplace in 2004, serving most recently as the China bureau chief in Shanghai from January 2007 to July 2010. While there, he reported on a special series on the economics of one-child and the 30th anniversary of the one-child policy in China, the Beijing Olympics, the food safety scares in 2007, labor strikes, slave labor, child lead poisoning and baby-selling in China’s international adoption program. Prior to joining Marketplace, Tong worked as a producer and off-air reporter at PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer for seven years, where he produced a special series from Iraq in 2003.  Tong received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. A native of Poughkeepsie N.Y., Tong now lives in Arlington, Va. with his wife and three children. He’s an acknowledged soccer dad, and enjoys cooking, cycling (he bikes to work on a regular basis), and running slowly.

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Relocation incentives

Reporter Scott Tong travels to Toledo to preview today's case before the Supreme Court over whether corporate tax breaks as relocation incentives are Constitutional.
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Clean Water Act challenged

The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case brought by developers looking to limit the reach of the Clean Water Act. Scott Tong reports.
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Bullish on fun financial metaphors

Sure, we know the Dow doesn't really flirt with 11,000. But what harm is there in having a little fun when we do the numbers? Scott Tong reports on the pitfalls of metaphor.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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Forgotten suburbs

The residential communities that first sprang up around urban centers are often neglected in terms of redevelopment funding and planning, according a new report out. Scott Tong has the details.
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A royal subsidy for Big Oil

The government will allow oil companies to pump billions in oil and natural gas from Federal land without paying it royalties -- despite record energy prices. Good thing or bad thing? Scott Tong has more.
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Yahoo's China dilemma

Yahoo, under fire for giving information to Chinese authorities that resulted in the jailing of a Chinese journalist, today released a statement about the difficulties of doing business in China. Scott Tong reports.
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New Fed appointee

Kevin Warsh goes before a Senate confirmation panel this week as a candidate for the Federal Reserve Board. As Scott Tong reports, his nomination has raised some eyebrows among Fed watchers.
Posted In: Economy
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The return of silicone breast implants

As the FDA moves forward with plans to approve the return of silicone breast implants, a new report out today contends the FDA is bowing to business over science. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Health
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Senate tax cut bill

Late yesterday, the Senate approved $70 billion worth of tax cuts over 5 years. That package still needs to be reconciled with the House version, and as Scott Tong reports, there's a fair amount of reconciling to do.
Posted In: Economy
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Plan B on Part D

With lawmakers scrambling to right the new Medicare drug program after a troubled launch, some Republicans are calling for fixes drug makers might like. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Health

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