Marketplace AM for May 10, 2007
Posted In: Washington
As lawmakers consider greater oversight of the lucrative student loan industry, some universities are pushing for self-regulation. They claim the free market will spit out the bad seeds, but critics say that's misguided. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
A chemical used to manufacture those popular microwaveable bags of popcorn is known to cause lung disease among food workers. There's renewed pressure on the FDA to remove diacetyl from its list of safe chemicals.
The magazine PR Week hosts a conference today for marketing types to swap stories and advice on "going green." So as more and more companies launch new environmental initiatives, how can you tell what's just window dressing? Sarah Gardner looks into it.
Posted In: Economy, Immigration
Researchers have stumbled across an interesting correlation between immigration and the economy: The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border appears to be a very good predictor of economic growth in the U.S. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science
Europe is withdrawing its challenge to America's GPS — for now. Ongoing squabbles between backers of the satellite navigation system have forced the European Commission to shelve it, but it may reemerge as a taxpayer-funded project. Stephen Beard reports.