Marketplace AM for December 22, 2004

Episode Description 

Global positioning problems

Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports that the Bush Administration's potential plans to disable parts of the Global Positioning Satellite system (GPS) in the event of a national emergency would have an immediate impact on the U.S. -- and global -- economy.

The Best Gift Ever - Kris Kissner

Another installment of The Best Gift Ever! Kris Kissner is an office manager and Marketplace listener in Del Mar, California. Visit <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/gift2004/index.html">The Best Gift Ever Index Page</a>.

Regulation and Litigation

Is the FDA doing a "spectacular" job, like the White House says? Or might one conclude that the Food and Drug Administration is failing in its core responsibility to protect consumers from harm? Marketplace commentator Robert Reich has his own perspective.

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