Marketplace AM for March 30, 2006

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The <i>legal</i> immigration crisis

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that there's a problem with legal immigration &mdash; there isn't enough of it.

Babies in bars

Some young moms and dads are bringing their babies, strollers and all, to bars in New York. Ashley Milne-Tyte talks with tavern owners to find out what effect the practice is having on business.

Border issues top talks between Bush, Canada's PM

President Bush and Canada's new Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet today at a summit in Cancun, Mexico. Harper will likely want to discuss Canadian businesses' growing concern about stricter US border policies. Steve McNalley reports.
Posted In: Washington

Businesses wary of stricter oversight

In the wake of the failed Dubai Ports deal, lawmakers meet today to discuss strengthening government oversight of similar deals. Some business leaders worry the government might go too far. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

The cost of mental health

Most managed healthcare plans don't include coverage for mental illness. But according to a new study, offering coverage for such afflictions results in little additional cost. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Senate lobbying bill is weak, critics say

The Senate passed a lobbying reform bill Wednesday on a vote of 90-8, but as Tess Vigeland reports, critics say the bill does little to change the status quo.
Posted In: Washington

Nasdaq withdraws London Stock Exchange bid

Nasdaq has taken back its $4 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange. The LSE had rejected a bid earlier this month. But as Stephen Beard reports, the bidding war probably isn't over.

India courts US energy companies

The oil minister of India is in Houston today to discuss plans to harness his country's vast coal, gas and oil reserves. Miranda Kennedy reports on what's at stake for US companies.

Box office rebound

This year isn't shaping up to be a Hollywood sequel to last year's anemic box office figures. Movie theater ticket sales are up more than 4% so far this year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

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