Marketplace AM for November 16, 2005
The retirement obligations of bankrupt airlines have left the federal agency that guarantees private pensions $23 billion in the red. Janet Babin reports.
Many states use lottery proceeds to improve public schools. In Georgia, lotto revenue has been used to create a model public pre-kindergarten program. But as Sarah Gardner reports, the program's advocates wonder if the money will keep rolling in.
While the Bush Administration frets over the growing trade deficit with China, commentator and economist Edmund Phelps argues for leaving things exactly the way they are.
Today a bankruptcy judge decides whether Delta can void its labor contract with its pilots. Andrea Gardner looks at the precedent for this kind of action, and what factors the judge is likely to consider.
A Congressional committee today takes up the issue of whether big industrial farms can fall under Superfund cleanup oversight. Sam Eaton reports.
Senators from both side of the aisle unveil a new bill today aimed at, in part, increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles on US roads. Jeff Tyler reports.
While newspapers in their original print form are losing readers and ad revenue, online editions are becoming increasingly popular. Amy Scott reports.