Marketplace AM for August 23, 2006
Commentator Steve Moore argues it's time to dust off the idea of replacing social security with private retirement accounts.
It seems that "California Dreamin'" isn't quite as ideal as it used to be for many Americans. There's evidence that suggests people and businesses are headed out of state. Jeff Tyler has the story.
Yesterday Toll Brothers reported disappointing quarterly earnings. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at what's next for luxury homebuilder and the US housing market.
Labor law expert Harley Shaiken weighs in on a lawsuit filed yesterday in California against employers who hire illegal immigrants.
Northwest flight attendants are hoping to win passengers to their side of the labor dispute. The workers are threatening to launch a job action dubbed CHAOS as early as Friday. Annie Baxter reports.
According to a new study out today, some insurance companies are changing their policies to reflect the threats posed by global climate change. Janet Babin reports.
A new study looks at how charter schools compare to standard public schools. Hillary Wicai reports on the findings.
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Over half a million East Europeans have flocked to Britain to work in the past two years, say new official statistics, and that's revived debate about the economic benefits — and disadvantages — of large-scale immigration. Stephen Beard reports.
A Consumer Reports survey out this morning shows that fuel economy is now the top consideration for folks in the market for a new vehicle. Hillary Wicai reports.