Marketplace PM for February 28, 2007

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The dust settles on 'Dark Tuesday'

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke accentuated the positive today on Capitol Hill, and investors tried to maintain the same outlook. Kai Ryssdal and Bob Moon look into the effects of yesterday's Wall Street slide.
Posted In: Wall Street

Congress says: Don't settle for less

Congress is proposing a wage insurance bill that would cushion laid-off workers who take pay cuts at their next job. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs

House union bill faces a tough battle

A House bill to make it easier for unions to organize is facing a heated fight between business groups and labor activists. Those against the bill have put up a $1 million ad campaign. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The House gets Sirius over a satellite merger

Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin tried to smooth out House concerns over the company's merger with XM. The satellite broadcaster is forging a $13 billion deal. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Entertainment

Fighting for an end to Airbus drama

Airbus is hoping the announcement of 10,000 job cuts will end bickering between Germany and France. But unions who want to prevent the cuts will continue to fight. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Don't let your government get oily

The Iraqi cabinet approved a plan this week to share oil revenue amongst its provinces. Commentator Susan Lee says to prevent the government from invading the oil money cookie jar, they should take a cue from Alaska.

It feels good to get mail

Some listeners liked the idea of a comfortable, alternative-style workplace. Others said you shouldn't treat your office like your home. Kai Ryssdal goes over these and other letters.

Smelting metal and breathing smoke

Mechanic Pedro Cordova risks his health in a noisy, polluted smelting factory in La Oroya, Peru. The latest in our "Working" series, which profiles workers around the world.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

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