Marketplace for Monday, June 21, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, June 21, 2010

How China's one-child policy came to be

Some say it helped curb China's mushrooming population. For others, it's a human rights abuse enforced by heartless bureaucrats. Scott Tong takes a look at the history of China's one-child policy -- as its 30th anniversary approaches.

Tax proposal to up cash in Superfund

The Environmental Protection Agency said it supports a bill that would reinstate taxes on the oil and gas industry to pay for the Superfund program. That's the pot of federal money that was set up 30 years ago to clean up the worst hazardous waste sites. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Taxes

A lost generation of new lawyers?

A lot of last year's top law school grads were expecting to head straight to the country's biggest, most prestigious law firms after passing the bar exam. But big law lost a lot of business as the economy shrank. And that has led to a pile-up of legal talent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime

Opting out of targeted ads with Power I

Ad Age's Michael Learmonth talks with Kai Ryssdal about what the Power I is and how it can help you opt out of targeted advertising.
Posted In: Internet

The impact of China's currency move

The U.S. has been pushing China to unpack its currency years. But Jeremy Hobson reports it may be ordinary Chinese people that are cheering louder than ordinary Americans today.

Why did China relax its currency peg?

China correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about why China decided to take the Chinese currency, the yuan, off its peg to the dollar and let it trade freely.

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