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.
Microsoft has bought an advertising agency that has a modern day twist. Think ad placement in your video games. Scott Tong explains.
Although President Bush said the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice would investigate possible price gouging, he blamed the escalation of fuel costs on the growing demand for oil and lack of new US refineries. Scott Tong reports.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox testifies before the Senate Banking Committee today. When he took the reins of the SEC last year, many thought Cox would be a friend to Big Business. As Scott Tong reports, that hasn't been the case.
Immigration agents arrested seven executives and hundreds of employees of the pallet maker IFCO Systems yesterday. Authorities raided offices and plants of the company in at least nine states. Scott Tong reports.
Chinese President Hu Jintao has been having a good old time in Seattle, even bought billions of dollars worth of American products. But the rest of his trip might not be quite as much fun. Scott Tong reports.
The International Monetary Fund comes out with its latest report on the global economy today, but as Scott Tong reports, its influence over world financial matters may be at an all time low.
Counterfeit goods are seeping into the US economy in ways you might not think. As Scott Tong reports, the auto parts business has been hit hard by knock-offs. First in a series on piracy.
There's plenty of talk in Washington about whether Treasury Secretary John Snow will be part of a White House administration shakeup. Snow will only say publicly that how the length of his tenure is an issue between him and President Bush. Scott Tong reports.
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A Senate committee is scheduled today to consider President Bush's nominee to oversee clean-air programs at the Environmental Protection Agency. But the real focus is likely to be the agency's recent moves to loosen clean-air standards. Scott Tong reports.
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The U.S. Senate digs into immigration reform this week, including a bill that would create a guest worker program. The president and many immigrant groups support the idea, but it's pitting Republican against Republican. Scott Tong reports.