Marketplace AM for July 26, 2005

Episode Description 

A story of labor, big money and politics

Two big unions have left the AFL-CIO: The Teamsters, led by James Hoffa, and SEIU, headed by Andy Stern. John Dimsdale reports on labor finances.

The path to citizenship - via Afghanistan

Joining the military can be a fast-track to citizenship for legal residents who hold green cards. Dan Grech reports from the Americas desk in Miami.

A local economy gets a boost

The space shuttle took off this morning just across the way from Titusville, Florida. Alisa Roth reports.

Looking forward to being shuttle-free

Natasha Loder, who covers science for the <em>Economist</em> magazine, has some ideas of what might work best for the space program. She's not a shuttle fan.