Marketplace PM for July 19, 2005

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Keeping planes flying

Northwest Airlines wants to cut its mechanics' pay, and the mechanics have decided to strike. But they may face a new challenge: outsourcing. Marketplace's Dan Grech reports.

Zimbabwe — a sound investment?

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been under fire for what he calls his "drive out the trash" campaign, displacing thousands of people and businesses. And the country is deeply indebted. So why would South Africa loan Zimbabwe a billion dollars? Gretchen Wilson reports.
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We said, he said, she said

A dispatch from Rome, plus letters from listeners in Las Vegas, Nevada and Princeton, New Jersey. Write to us by sending an e-mail to <a href="mailto:letters@marketplace.org">letters at marketplace.org</a>.<P><P>

The nuclear option

India's prime minister and President Bush announced that American firms will share civilian technology to help India build nuclear power plants. Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran, who covers energy for The Economist, wonders why this old idea is gaining new currency.

A historic lab evolves

It's been sixty years since the world's first nuclear bomb was detonated at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Two teams submitted their bids to the Department of Energy today with hopes of privatizing the lab. Bill Blackwell reports on what the scientists think ogf he transition.