Marketplace AM for October 24, 2006
<a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_napoli_panetta.html">Politics puts U.S. on Arctic sideline</a>
Posted In: Canada
As polar ice melts, many nations are staking claim to Arctic resources — but not the U.S. Host Lisa Napoli talks to former presidential chief of staff Leon Panetta about consequences of our failure to ratify the UN's Law of the Sea treaty.
The world's largest retailer has announced a change of course. Wal-Mart has decided to slow expansion into new markets while it works to boost its bottom line. Sam Eaton reports.
The FCC is getting an earful from consumer advocates who say the proposed AT&T-Bell South merger is anti-competitive. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Or at least take a long coffee break. A group that's trying to get work-crazed Americans to stop and smell the roses has declared today Take Back Your Time day. Diantha Parker reports.
Forget privatization. Writer and commentator Jim Carrier argues that the Social Security withholding tax should be boosted — and invested.