Marketplace PM for January 15, 2007

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Baker report: BP's top management to blame

An investigation headed by former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker reportedly will hold top executives of oil giant BP responsible for its Texas refinery explosion and its Alaska pipeline leak. Steve Tripoli has more.
Posted In: Canada

Solidarity union starts campaign in U.K.

Solidarity, the labor union that helped topple Poland's Communist regime 17 years ago, has launched a campaign to stop the exploitation of migrant Polish workers in Britain. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Going through channels

The nation's cable-TV operators are scrambling to meet new rules aimed at creating competition in the market for set-top decoder boxes. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Oreck departure will leave Gulf Coast vacuum

Oreck Corp., maker of vacuum cleaners, is closing its Long Beach, Miss., plant and moving to Tennessee. And that's got a lot of people mad.Company President Tom Oreck talked with host Tess Vigeland about the decision.
Posted In: Jobs

Letting oil companies say 'Trust us'

In a Colorado trial, an oil company is accused of cheating Uncle Sam out of $12 million in oil royalties. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the murky world of royalty payments and why they're so ripe for dispute.
Posted In: Washington

Start of a revolution

It's been almost 25 years since the splintering of Ma Bell. Commentator John Steele Gordon says it was the beginning of a communications revolution whose end is nowhere in sight.
Posted In: Crime

Will Germany brake for greenhouse gases?

Environmentalists want speed limits set on Germany's autobahn as a means of reducing carbon emissions. Ethan Lindsey reports that the proposal is prompting something of a national identity crisis.
Posted In: Crime

Just how golden is that globe?

Tonight in Hollywood the Foreign Press Association awards the Golden Globes. While it's nice to have that statue on your shelf, we wondered: Does it do anything besides collect dust? Lisa Napoli reports.We asked Marketplace's Lisa Napoli to investigate.

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