Marketplace AM for November 16, 2005

Episode Description 

Pension guarantee fund in red ink

The retirement obligations of bankrupt airlines have left the federal agency that guarantees private pensions $23 billion in the red. Janet Babin reports.

Weight-loss supplements

Sure those weight-loss aids might help you lose a few pounds... but they might also be harming your health. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

The battle for Tamiflu

Gilead and Roche have been engaged in a dispute over the production of the drug Tamiflu. Now the two have reached an agreement. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Pre-K in Georgia

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.

China trade deficit? No problem

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.

Delta decision

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.

Remittance report

A report out today from the World Bank shows remittances (money sent by immigrants to their home countries) beats direct aid to developing nations two to one. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Farms as Superfund sites?

A Congressional committee today takes up the issue of whether big industrial farms can fall under Superfund cleanup oversight. Sam Eaton reports.

The 'Energy Security' Act

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.

Double-click and read all about it!

While newspapers in their original print form are losing readers and ad revenue, online editions are becoming increasingly popular. Amy Scott reports.