Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 19, 2012
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We're on the phone with Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz to talk about the fallout following his investigative report that led to this weekend's retraction on the radio program This American Life. Schmitz explains that while Mike Daisey lied about his first-hand account visiting factories in China for his stage play and radio story, many of the things he lied about have actually happened. Meanwhile, a debate in the Senate this week over extending the life of Export-Import Bank has aircraft maker Boeing in a tustle.
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