Marketplace PM for January 31, 2007

Episode Description 

Bush picks good day to go to Wall Street

President Bush addressed the crowd at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan today with pretty good news about the Gross Domestic Product. Host Kai Ryssdal takes us through the highlights.
Posted In: Economy

Congress focuses on middle-class squeeze

House and Senate hold three hearings on the issue. Democrats accuse Bush of not acknowledging economic forces that are dragging down the middle class. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Investors can't give up smoking profits

It may not be the most socially responsible business, but tobacco products still do very well. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how Altria's split with Kraft will just give the cigarette maker renewed focus.

Curling up with a good . . . Google book

Google's plan to make a universal digital library has publishers upset enough to sue. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jeffrey Toobin, who covered the controversy in the latest issue of the New Yorker.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Republicans: Take a lesson from France

French politician Nicholas Sarkozy is leading the polls since his nomination to succeed President Jacques Chirac. Commentator David Frum says U.S. Republicans could learn something from the atypical conservative candidate.
Posted In: Canada

Keeping his people safe, one cautious step at a time

Wrapping himself in protective gear and taking tiny steps through the woods around the Kosovo-Albanian border, Valdet Dule keeps his community safe from dangerous mines. First in our "World at Work" series.
Posted In: Canada

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