Marketplace AM for March 15, 2006

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Reich: Good debt, bad debt

Congress is poised to raise the nation's debt limit. The White House wants to boost the ceiling by hundreds of billions of dollars. Commentator Robert Reich says there's nothing wrong with debt, but it's what you spend it on that counts.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

A good restaurant? What's the password?

Only those in the know can navigate their way to Hong Kong's clandestine hot spots. Reporter Judith Ritter takes us on a tour of the city's unmarked, unadvertised, underground eateries.

Copyright comic book

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a copyright law! Lisa Napoli explains what a new comic book has to do with one of the burning issues of our times.

A slow burn on India-Pakistan oil deal

The US isn't happy with a possible energy pact between India and Pakistan.That's because it involves building a gas pipeline from Iran. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Sweatshops for Uncle Sam

A report out this week suggests sweatshops are alive and well in the United States. In fact, some of the factories are busy making uniforms for the US military. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

There's not enough rooms in this town for the two of us

More than 1,300 bands and fans are in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest music festival. The problem is finding a place to stay. Julie Moody reports.

Health insurance bill

Today the Senate Health Committee tackles a bill to make it easier for small businesses to offer health insurance coverage. But, as Helen Palmer reports, the bill has plenty of critics.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Don't chuck your Playstation 2 just yet

Sony apologized today for the delay in getting the Playstation 3 console to stores. It gave a new date for its release. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Little Luxembourg tries to block big deal

Although it's half the size of Delaware, Luxembourg is trying to stop a $23-billion merger between two of the world's biggest steel companies.Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Something shady at Northwest?

Northwest Airlines might have withheld money from its pension plan, declared bankruptcy and then dumped the responsibility onto taxpayers. Scott Tong reports.

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