Marketplace PM for August 16, 2007

Episode Description 

The official line: You're on your own

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the head of the Federal Reserve bank in St. Louis had basically the same message today -- despite the market unease, there's no plan for government intervention. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street, Washington

Even a safe bet is harder to find

Worries about the usually safe investment in "commercial paper" -- short-term bonds companies float to run their operations -- are trickling through the markets. Moody's chief economist John Lonski explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

It doesn't care for strings on U.S. aid

The charitable organization CARE is turning down $45 million in U.S. government aid because, it says, the strings attached to the food aid package are hurting developing countries. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

FDA: Careful with the kid meds

The Food and Drug Administration is warning parents not to give cough or cold medicines to children under 2 unless a doctor says so. The recommendation comes after a campaign by pediatricians who've treated overdoses of cold remedies. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Beach reads: Good, bad capitalism

In our continuing series on the best business beach books, economist Marcellus Andrews picked one that really is all business: "Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism."
Posted In: Books

Hip-hop's cash kings

You probably won't find Shawn Carter or Curtis Jackson on any list of Who's Who in American Business. But they're on top of the new Forbes magazine list of hip-hop's cash kings. Forbes' Lea Goldman is on the beat.
Posted In: Entertainment

'I am sunlight, not moonlight'

Meet a woman who's trying to get Cambodia a piece of the action in the international silk trade. The silk empire she's stitched together is the biggest employer in her province. Rachel Louise Snyder reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

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