Marketplace AM for November 9, 2004

Episode Description 

A crayon tax?

California's public school teachers are having to dig deep to keep their students equipped with school supplies. California lawmakers recently suspended the state's school supply tax credit, leaving teachers to foot the bill. From the Marketplace Work and Family Desk, Sarah Gardner has more.

Trading worries with Europe

Europeans are fighting back against trade sanctions on U.S. beef. Reporter Gretchen Cook has an update. Then, the trans-Atlantic food fight is just one example of how American and European businesses don't see eye-to-eye. Economist commentator Ben Edwards looks at a new book on business ethics that's leaving the two superpowers at odds.