Marketplace PM for April 20, 2006

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Courts chip away at knockoff heaven

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>

All the problems in China

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 crackdown targets employers

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.

Lawsuit stirs renewed Teflon fears

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.
Posted In: Health

Who's behind that diagnosis?

A new study states that every psychiatric expert involved in writing the standard diagnostic criteria for mood and psychotic disorders had financial ties to drug companies that sell medications for those illnesses. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

New law, same old debt

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 business of the NFL draft

A week from this Saturday, the National Football League will organize this year's draft. Marketplace's sports business analyst Ed Derse talks with host Kai Ryssdal about how, when it comes to the draft, the hype has a way of taking over.
Posted In: Sports

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