Marketplace PM for August 1, 2007

Episode Description 

British Airways fined for price-fixing

British Airways has been fined for colluding with rival Virgin Atlantic to fix the price of tickets. The carriers had secretly agreed to increase their fuel surcharges by the same amount. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Travel

Solving the mystery of rising oil prices

Oil prices were at an all-time intra-day high of almost $80 a barrel today -- shooting up from just six weeks ago, when prices were in the mid-60s. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks into why.
Posted In: Travel, Wall Street

Demystifying business in China

Westerners setting up shop in China will have their perceptions, but doing business there may be different than they expect. Shanghai bureau chief Scott Tong talks to Kai Ryssdal about what he's learned.
Posted In: Canada

Florida beginning to insure itself

Florida was already in the middle of its most intense hurricane season when Katrina hit. When private insurers backed away from the state's market, government-backed insurance stepped in. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing

If you can't fix a problem, make it bigger

A government health insurance program for children known as SCHIP has a fair amount of bipartisan support, but commentator David Frum says the program doesn't extend coverage where it's most needed.

Dark tales from the Street

Who says crime fiction and the stock market don't mix? Amy Scott pours over a new collection of noir stories from Wall Street coming out this summer.
Posted In: Books, Wall Street

Congress acts on undervalued Yuan

The Senate passed a bill that would make it easier to label China as a currency manipulator. Jill Barshay reports the Bush Administration isn't pleased with the China currency bills floating around.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

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