Marketplace PM for July 3, 2007

Episode Description 

Automakers heat up summer incentives

Detroit automakers have once again jacked up car-buying incentives for the summer. Meanwhile, Japanese car manufacturers are using their own version to entice consumers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

$1 million to rat out your company!

An alliance of software companies is offering up to a cool seven figures to whistleblowers who report their companies' use of pirated or illegally copied computer programs. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Beijing not coming clean on pollution

An upcoming World Bank report has found that pollution in China causes about 750,000 deaths a year. But don't look for that figure in the final report. The Chinese government has pressured the World Bank to leave it out. Sam Eaton reports.

Moving up a blockbuster's payday

People involved in a hit movie can reap big bucks if they sign a profit-participation deal. But it can take years to get the money. So, a new company is offering cash upfront for rights to future earnings. Tess Vigeland talked with its CEO, Steve Kram.
Posted In: Entertainment

Will safety rise with higher drug fee?

Congress is expected to significantly increase a fee assessed to drug companies that helps the FDA run its drug approval process. But not everyone thinks the extra money will make drugs safer. Snigdha Prakash reports.
Posted In: Health

China drives for place in U.S. car market

China's ZX Auto is teaming up with an American company to assemble vehicles in Mexico and then import them here. The result: An SUV selling for $13,000. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Auto, Mexico

Sills pulled corporations into the arts

Opera soprano Beverly Sills, died Monday at 78. In a 2002 Marketplace commentary, she argued for corporate America to invest its money -- and time -- in the arts. In remembrance, we offer it again.

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Afterglow
Obscured By Clouds
Pink Floyd
Neon Bible
Puccini - La Bohème
Giacomo Puccini, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Barbara Frittoli, Paolo Gavanelli, Mario Luperi, Eva Mei, Natale de Carolis