Marketplace AM for September 26, 2007

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New deal from World Bank

The World Bank wants to set up a deal that would give financial aid to poor countries. John Dimsdale reports this would also involve a substantial cut in interest rates.
Posted In: Investing

Lawmakers say delays won't fly

Congress is following up on a report that flight cancellations and delays are at near-record highs. But lawmakers may want to react carefully to horror stories. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Myanmar protests not good for China

As political tensions and protests continuing to build in Burma, China is hoping things will calm down. As Burma's biggest ally, China has a lot at stake. Scott Tong reports.

We love to talk trash

Marketplace's Tess Vigeland just passed Day 11 of her experiment to carry around all of the trash she produces in two weeks. She spoke with Doug Krizner about the potent effect of ripe chicken bones.

London's the foreign exchange center

Or maybe we should say "centre." Stephen Beard reports that London does more than twice the amount of foreign trading as New York, and that one advantage has a lot to do with location.
Posted In: Investing

Bye-bye, Bayer

Relieving itself of the pain of high regulation fees, German aspirin maker Bayer left the New York Stock Exchange today. And Jill Barshay reports it's not the only European company to do so.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

UAW and GM strike a deal

The United Auto Workers and General Motors have come to a tentative agreement, effectively ending the union strike. GM spokesman Tom Wickham told Lisa Napoli the deal closed a major competitive gap.
Posted In: Auto

Inspector costs under microscope

The House is considering a bill today that calls for more inspectors of food and drug imports. But should consumers pay for increased safety, or taxpayers? Sarah Gardner has more.

Sliding dollar hurts American consumer

The U.S. dollar may be down at a record low against the euro, but why does that matter if you're not traveling? Commentator Robert Reich explains a ripple effect that amounts to much more than a pricier vacation.

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