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Marketplace AM for April 26, 2007

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Bringing down the defense budget

A nonpartisan report released today challenges the Bush administration's national defense funding priorities. It suggests we could improve homeland security and save about $56 billion taxpayer dollars. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Washington

No extra royalties for play-and-save downloads

Visitors to sites such as iTunes and AOL can listen and watch as they dowload files — and ASCAP sued, saying artists should get royalties both for the music and the performance as it downloads.
Posted In: Crime

OSHA in the hot seat

It's the agency charged with making sure American workplaces are safe, but this morning the Senate will look at allegations that OSHA's been falling down on the job. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Siemens CEO calls it quits

CEO Klaus Kleinfeld was actually cleared of involvement in the scandal surrounding German electronics giant Siemens, but he's announced that he'll step down anyway. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

A new nuclear generation

Twenty-one years ago today, the world witnessed the worst nuclear accident in history at Chernobyl. But that was literally a lifetime ago for students about to graduate, and they're eager to work in the industry, Sarah Gardner reports.

The biggest non-event on sports TV

The NFL's 2007 draft takes place this weekend, an occasion that will draw more viewers to ESPN than any sporting event other than Monday Night Football. David Carter tells us what that means for sponsors.
Posted In: Sports

Getting 'hip' to protecting U.S. jobs

United Steelworkers are forming an unusual partnership with corporate giants like U.S. Steel and Alcoa to fight overseas competition, in part by marketing blue-collar jobs to a tech-savvy generation.
Posted In: Jobs

Globalization's a love-hate affair

A new report reveals that reactions to our increasingly global trade run the gamut, but most people around the world agree that someone needs to be looking out for the environment in all this. Sarah Gardner has more.
Posted In: Canada

Cash incentives for NYC's poor

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to replicate a program being used in Mexico that offers cash incentives to poor families who meet certain goals, like keeping their children in school. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Mexico, New York

Coal makes a comeback

As CO2 sequestration technology gains momentum, so too does the groundswell of support to embrace coal as an energy source. We have it in spades, so Congress is circling back for a closer look, reports Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Washington