Marketplace PM for August 8, 2007

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China issues subtle threat to U.S.

With Congress threatening trade sanctions against China, two lower-level Chinese officials have fired back, saying their nation's $1 trillion-plus holdings of U.S. Treasury notes could be a "bargaining chip." Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Subway flooding slows NYC commuters

Heavy weather and flooding shut down subways in New York City, leaving commuters steaming on one of the hottest and most humid days of the year. It was another reminder of failing infrastructure. Ashley Milne Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel
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Putting a price on a record-breaking ball

How much is Barry Bonds' record-breaking home-run ball worth? We called around to some sports memorabilia folks to find out.
Posted In: Sports
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Workers need training, not tough talk

Commentator Glenn Hubbard says Congress should drop the tough trade talk as a way to protect American jobs and focus on getting displaced workers retrained.
Posted In: Jobs
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Wanted: Robot fruit-picker

California fruit growers are plowing cash into the development of a new kind of workforce. One that never gets tired, doesn't ask for raises, and doesn't need green cards. Andrew Phelps reports.
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What's Murdoch got a jones for now?

After all the hullabaloo over Rupert Murdoch's purchase of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, we got to wondering what's next for the media mogul. Kai Ryssdal talked with Los Angeles Times media critic Tim Rutten.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Lending a shared interest to South Africa

The subprime mortgage meltdown is making it harder for nearly everyone to get loans, which makes a particular group of Massachusetts lenders all the more unusual. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Investing

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