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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Features by Scott Tong

DeLay says goodbye

Former House Majority leader Tom DeLay leaves Congress today. He faces trial for money-laundering and he's tied to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Scott Tong takes a look at whether his legacy is likely to last.
Posted In: Washington

Killing the 'death tax'?

The Senate could begin debate as early as today on a possible repeal of the estate tax. Prospects for passage don't look good, but don't expect the issue to go away any time soon. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Labor-market snapshot not pretty

The government's snapshot of the labor market released today wasn't pretty. Employers last month did a whole lot less hiring than expected. It was enough for some economists to use the term "inflection point." Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

FDA restaurant report

Government food regulators are expected to release a report today calling on restaurants to give caloric information on their menus. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Positioning for 2008?

Hillary Clinton declared her candidacy today for reelection to the US Senate. She made no mention of a possible presidential bid in 2008, but she has amassed a $20 million war chest. Scott Tong reports.

Another settlement on Wall Street

Some of the big brokerage houses in New York have agreed to pay regulators a combined $13 million. They were accused of manipulating auctions for corporate and municipal bonds. Amy Scott reports.

Hillary puts war chest to work

Hillary Clinton kicks off her next Senate campaign today in New York. But the money she's raising could be positioning her for that other race in 2008. Scott Tong reports.

Will a virtual fence work?

With all the emphasis being put on a virtual fence to secure the US border with Mexico, Scott Tong looks at how past technological fixes have fared.

A new British invasion

The Times of London said today it's launching an American edition in New York. Guess who owns the Times?Everyone's favorite media mogul, Rupert Murdoch. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Telephone tax refund

The IRS will refund three years' worth of an antiquated long-distance telephone service tax this year, a decision that will lead to as much as $60 billion in lost revenue for the government. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

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