Marketplace AM for February 23, 2006
China says it will lay out its own version of the New Deal at a high level summit next week. But wait - the country isn't dealing with the poverty of the Great Depression. So why copy depression-era policies? What's happening is that Beijing is concerned with the 700 million farmers who are getting left behind by country's boom.And they're increasingly taking to the streets. From Beijing, Jocelyn Ford reports.
The political storm over US port management reaches the inside halls of Capitol Hill today. The Bush Administration will brief a key Senate panel on the issue. The White House says it obtained extra security commitments from the Arab company that's planning to take control of terminals at a handful of US ports. The ports are currently run by a British firm that's being taken over by the Dubai-based port operator DP World. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Remember that ill-fated "wardrobe malfunction" a few Super Bowls ago? If it seemed like all the indecency hoopla had calmed down since then... it may be back. The Federal Communications Commission may be about to issue dozens of indecency rulings. Amy Scott reports on what that means for the big networks.
As consumers, we can get our lettuce pre-washed, our carrots pre-peeled, and now Sunkist is giving us pre-sliced oranges. What's next in our mad dash for convenience? Lisa Napoli takes a look.
The nation's largest public employees union has launched a novel program to recruit union organizers: Convince college students to spend spring break training in Detroit, Albany, or Oakland. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Fox's parent company, News Corporation, is launching a new mini-network on TV stations leftover from the UPN/WB merger. Janet Babin has the details.