Marketplace PM for January 3, 2006

Episode Description 

A sleepness night for influence peddlars?

Today lobbyist Jack Abramoff pled guilty to federal criminal charges in a growing influence-peddling scandal. As John Dimsdale reports, Abramoff's willingness to cooperate means he's likely to testify against several members of Congress.

Homeland Security budgeting

Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff announced a new plan for distributing anti-terror funds to American cities. Only certain cities will be eligible for funds, and they'll have to detail how they plan to spend it. Alisa Roth reports.

Argentina will pay off IMF debt

Argentina pledges to pays off its $10 billion debt to the International Monetary Fund. From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Oasis Airline launched

Hong Kong startup Oasis Airline promises discount fares to its home city from Europe and the US. European Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports.

Home-grown bilingual teachers in Georgia

In Dalton, Georgia, there's a booming Latino population but a shrinking number of Spanish-speaking teachers in schools. Sarah Gardner reports about Dalton's teacher apprentice program for bilingual high school students.

Ben Franklin, the entrepreneurial forefather

This month marks the 300th anniversary of Ben Franklin's birth. Ever wonder how he could pay the bills while he was flying his famous kite or charming the French? Professor Blaine McCormick tells Tess Vigeland about Franklin's hidden entrepreneurial smarts.

Car guards in Cape Town

As a growing number of cars in Cape Town, South Africa are stolen, many South Africans are willing to hire -- a car guard. Nishat Kurwa reports about one guard who hopes that the low-paying job will be his ticket to college.
Posted In: Canada

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