Marketplace AM for April 2, 2007

Episode Description 

Sloan Sessions: GM pensions done right

Newsweek's Allan Sloan says General Motors' plan to fund its worker pensions is performing so well, you might even argue it's subsidizing the rest of the company.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street

First pillar of DRM crumbles

Apple had previously called on the big three record labels to remove digital rights management restrictions on their downloadable music — and this morning EMI announced that it's willing to play along.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment, Science

Ohio helps homeowners avoid foreclosure

Faced with broad fallout from a weak economy and a widespread foreclosure crisis, Ohio is putting up state-backed bonds to provide a pool of refinancing money to help some struggling homeowners.
Posted In: Housing

Visa circus opens — and closes — today

Skilled foreign workers can apply for H-1B visas starting today, but they won't last long. Critics say the quota needs to be raised, but efforts to revamp the system keep getting caught up in the larger immigration debate.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Changing times, changing kibbutzim

As more and more young people opt to leave Israel's kibbutzim, those remaining have been forced to seek out new types of financial security to ensure they'll be taken care of in old age.
Posted In: Canada

Bird flu vaccine for chicken feed?

Britain's largest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, reportedly will meet with the WHO Friday to discuss ways to provide developing countries with low-cost vaccines against the H5N1 avian flu virus. Indonesia made sure of it.
Posted In: Canada, Health

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