Marketplace AM for October 15, 2007

Episode Description 

Working in Italy is war

In Italy, almost four workers die each day due to workplace-related accidents. Megan Williams reports on what -- or who -- is doing the killing.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

The basics of Mechanism Design

Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Economics this morning for Mechanism Design Theory, which economists can use as a market tool. Dan Grech explains how it works.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship

Homeowners: Be more concerned

A nationwide survey of homeowners with adjustable-rate mortgages shows only a small percentage are worried about impending trouble. Steve Tripoli reports there may be a dangerous knowledge gap at work.
Posted In: Housing

The Taxman cometh for real this time

Today is the deadline for people who filed for a tax extension in April. But Alisa Roth reports that many of them have yet to pay up -- and thanks to the current economy, it may take them even longer.
Posted In: Taxes

Up for a little corruption tonight?

The word "corruption" is popular slang used among Chinese youth to invite someone out to eat. But some cultural critics think the word is too close to the truth. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Entertainment

Will Steady Freddie lose his cool?

It's been four years since former Freddie Mac CEO Leland Brendsel was accused of accounting fraud to the tune of billions. Today, he'll have to convince a federal judge that he didn't know he was doing anything wrong. Sam Eaton has more.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Scaling the Great Firewall of China

When political season hits China, the government shuts down enough websites to keep the Internet at a crawl. Bill Marcus tells us who is most affected by the slow connection.

Meager profits don't affect bonuses

Despite a troubled mortgage market, Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says it's been a good year on Wall Street. But even where profits fail to soar, the major players will still see healthy bonuses.