Marketplace PM for January 23, 2007

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Economic turning point: Productivity's down

The Conference Board came out with a report today saying U.S. productivity growth is slipping. Kai Ryssdal talks with the Board's Ken Goldstein about what that might mean for inflation and interest rates.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Wall Street

Pension funds are filling up

Analysis shows that the nation's 100 largest companies have set aside more than enough money to take care of their pension obligations. That's a big change from just a few years ago. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

Illinois takes a chance on selling its lottery

Illinois is trying to sell its lottery to private investors. Critics say the state is gambling with its future. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Is there enough corn to go around?

President Bush wants us to use a lot more ethanol. The corn-based fuel substitute is a rising political star on Capitol Hill. But ethanol's future may not be in corn. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Down with energy subsidies

The president's push for ethanol as an alternative fuel means one thing — subsidies. Economist Susan Lee says bureaucrats and politicians don't usually do well with those.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Paying for better eyes in the skies

The number of flights in the United States is expected to triple in the next 20 years. That's lit a fire under a long-planned, multibillion-dollar overhaul of the air-traffic-control system. Kim Green reports.
Posted In: Travel

Waste, corruption dry up New Delhi's water

Old pipes and lousy management have left more than a billion people in the world without water. In New Delhi, 25% of households don't have any water piped in. Miranda Kennedy reports on what it takes to get a drink.

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