Marketplace PM for April 20, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao met President Bush today in Washington. Intellectual property protection was discussed, but the Chinese government is unlikely to do much to quell the problem, piracy expert Andrew Mertha tells host Kai Ryssdal. That's because China has too many other problems right now.<br /><b>Latest in a series: The Price of Piracy.</b>
Immigration agents arrested seven executives and hundreds of employees of the pallet maker IFCO Systems yesterday. Authorities raided offices and plants of the company in at least nine states. Scott Tong reports.
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A federal lawsuit filed in Delaware alleges that drinking water supplies near a DuPont facility in New Jersey have been contaminated with chemicals used to make Teflon. As Sarah Gardner reports, the suit may raise serious safety questions about the common household chemical.
A year ago today, President Bush signed a major overhaul of America's bankruptcy law. It was meant to staunch the flow of people filing for bankruptcy. But Chris Farrell of American RadioWorks reports that the reform looks unlikely to do what it set out to do.<br /><b>A special report by Marketplace and American RadioWorks.</b>
The Beijing High Court has upheld a judgment in favor of five luxury brands who sued the landlord of the city's most notorious counterfeit shopping center. But will anything change? Jocelyn Ford reports.<br /><b>Latest in a series: The Price of Piracy.</b>