Marketplace PM for January 11, 2006

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Bankruptcies R Us

Over 2 million American households filed for bankruptcy in 2005. Bob Moon reports that it wasn't just financial troubles; people were rushing to file before a Congressionally-mandated reform law made it harder to do.
Posted In: Economy

India flying high with Boeing

Boeing sold 68 planes to government-owned India Air today, which could be a pretty big deal for India. Boeing will spend $175 million on a repair facility and a pilot training facility. Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi.

Hard to oversee all those teeny tiny little particles...

Nanotechnology involves tiny lab creations with the potential to revolutionize everything from makeup to surgery, and it's big business. But a new report says government oversight of the industry comes up short. From the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin explains.

China's growing pains

China's pace of economic growth has been sizzling. What's it like to live with that kind of accelerated boom? Commentator Robert Reich puts China's breakneck modernization into perspective.

Betting on Iraq's future

Next week, a $3 billion chunk of government bonds, bearing the name of the Republic of Iraq, will begin trading in London. This represents Iraq's first appearance on the world's markets in years, and a test of its creditworthiness. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

The battle for home

In New Orleans today, a key commission proposed that all sections of the city have a chance to rebuild. Cheryl Glaser discusses the issues with Peter Kovacs, managing editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Biloxi blues

In Biloxi, Mississippi, old casinos are reopening, and new ones promised. Federal cash is on the way to help folks who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina and didn't have flood insurance. But will the money come in time? From the Marketplace Sustainability Desk, Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks reports.