Marketplace PM for April 11, 2007

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Rethink those summer driving plans

Gas futures jumped 3 cents a gallon today after the government reported a sharp drop in the nation's gasoline inventories. Still, our John Dimsdale found some good news in the report.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

U.S. troops to be away from home longer

Defense Secretary Robert Gates today extended the deployments of U.s. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kai Ryssdal talked with national security expert Gordon Adams about the change.
Posted In: Washington

Columbia U. gets some big financial aid

Broadcast industry mogul John Kluge has given $400 million to Columbia University — just for student financial aid. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on what kind of aid that amount will come to.
Posted In: New York

We may be taking some hits from free trade

Electronics and India are forcing economists to rethink some of their assumptions about free trade. One of them, Alan Blinder, talked with Kai Ryssdal about the impact on jobs and the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

Putting patents on saving money

A growing number of inventors are patenting strategies that could save you money on your taxes. And if you use one without permission? Well, that's called patent infringement. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Taxes

China's short on water

Half of China's rivers are deemed too polluted to drink from. And more than 100 of its cities face what authorities call severe water shortages. Scott Tong reports on China's water-supply crisis.

Oil company vows to cut greenhouse gases

Conoco-Phillips, the nation's second-largest oil refiner, announced today it's taking steps to curb carbon dioxide emissions. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Washington

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