Marketplace PM for January 30, 2007

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Some agencies count more than others

Congress is hoping to finish accounting for the 2007 fiscal year by tomorrow. Those who once benefitted from the budget may now be feeling left out in the cold. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

What will China do for Africa?

Chinese President Hu Jintao's trip to Africa today affirms the fast-growing economic ties between the two countries. But financial success also means more political responsibility for China. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai.
Posted In: Canada

Pilots looking for payback

Pilots unions are fighting to gain back some of the billions of dollars they've lost to airlines' pay and benefit cuts. Amy Scott reports.

Britain gambles on casino in Manchester

The new super casino in Manchester will create jobs in one of Britain's most deprived areas, but critics worry about the possible economic and social effects. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

House probes global warming censorship

A House panel today investigated allegations against administrative officials pressuring federal scientists to keep global warming references from their research. Eric Niiler has the story from Washington.
Posted In: Science

CO2 costs the planet but helps our wallet

Carbon dioxide is hard on the environment in the long run. But, at least in the short run, attempts to reduce CO2 emissions could tax the economy. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Science

Letters from you

Susan Linn's commentary comparing the Bush Administration to the Baby Einstein company sparked mixed responses from listeners. Host Kai Ryssdal goes over those and other recent letters.

Labor unions seek to play global game

Labor unions are taking a cue from big corporations and expanding their recruiting efforts internationally. Kyle James reports from Berlin on attempts by some groups to form a multimillion-member super union.
Posted In: Canada

In the eye of the beholder

Scientists debate whether the paintings of Jackson Pollock depict complex mathematical patterns. His work is worth millions regardless, but commentator Lawrence Krauss says the real value is up to you.

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