Marketplace AM for February 21, 2007

Episode Description 

Charity loophole stays wide open

The new House rules are supposed to restrict privately-sponsored congressional getaways — but the rules don't apply if a charity's paying, and that means it could be on anyone's dime.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Stopping the Texas coal rush

A Texas power company wants to build 16 new coal-fired power plants and the governor is ready to fast-track the plan. That's sparked an all-out environmental war — with some strange bedfellows working together on the frontlines.

Does U.S. patent law travel?

AT&T wants Microsoft to pay for overseas patent infringement. The case goes before the Supreme Court today, and the outcome could have far-reaching effects.
Posted In: Crime

Warner clears path to EMI

European indie music force Impala has successfully lobbied to block Warner Music's previous attempts at buying EMI Records. So Warner made 'em a deal too good to pass up and now it's preparing an all-cash bid for EMI.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Apple, Cisco still talking on iPhone

The tech world is waiting today to see if the companies have finally come to an agreement. Cisco Systems sued Apple over the iPhone name back in January, but the conversation has lasted five years.
Posted In: Science

An arm and both legs for health care

Think we pay a lot for health care now? A report out today predicts that U.S. health care spending will double over the next decade — a growth rate some are calling unsustainable.
Posted In: Health

E.U. commits to 20% cuts by 2020

All 27 European Union member nations have agreed to back a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2020. They might even go for 30 percent . . .
Posted In: Canada

British Airways chooses Boeing

More bad news for European plane maker Airbus today as British Airways buys Boeing 777s to upgrade its fleet. Problem is, Airbus can't set a new course until it puts an end to infighting that's stalled its cost-cutting plan.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Jump starting the peace process

Palestinian ruling party Hamas has agreed to a power-sharing deal with Fatah, Israel's said that's a deal-breaker and the U.S. says it's not enough to remove the economic blockade. The Quartet meets in Berlin today to discuss what's next.
Posted In: Canada

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