Marketplace AM for September 24, 2007

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Wildfires a burning question in Senate

Eight million acres of U.S. land have been scorched by wildfires this year, and the Senate is meeting today to figure out if climate change has played a role. Sarah Gardner has more.

UAW strike a possibility

The UAW deadline of 11 a.m. eastern is fast approaching, and 73,000 autoworkers could strike if a deal with GM isn't reached. Both sides are still hush on the details. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto

We pay more for Third-World tech

The price for a low-cost laptop designed for Third World countries is actually twice as high for Americans than for foreign governments. But Curt Nickisch reports that it's still one of the cheapest laptops around.
Posted In: Charity

A list Mom should watch out for

Working Mother magazine releases its annual list tomorrow of the 100 best companies for parent-friendly policies. Amy Scott reports the list also places some of its advertisers in the top ranks.
Posted In: Jobs

President gets heat for climate control

The U.N. meets today to discuss climate change, a week before President Bush's separate meeting with world leaders on the same topic. But critics say they haven't heard enough specifics from the White House about the latter. Sam Eaton reports.

Subprime debacle hits Deutschland

Deutsche Bank is one of the latest casualties of the subprime crisis. It's reportedly lost $2.4 billion in profits. Stephen Beard says this isn't the first German bank to suffer.
Posted In: Economy

Financial forecast still gloomy

The Fed rate cut may have been good news for Wall Street, but commentator Allan Sloan says with the fall of the dollar and the rise of long-term interest rates, things are still looking down.
Posted In: Economy

Congress still figuring out spending

President Bush is asking Congress for spending bills today for the 2008 fiscal year, which starts next Monday. John Dimsdale reports that the White House is threatening to veto every one close to agreement so far.

Mexican cement solidifies in Arizona

Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the U.S., and that's led to a shortage of cement. And the largest cement maker in the country, a Mexican company called Cemex, is setting up shop. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Jobs

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