Marketplace PM for July 31, 2007

Episode Description 

Legal fees grease News Corp deal

Bancroft family members unsure about the News Corp deal realized today that they'd be on the hook for legal fees if things fell through. Kai Ryssdal talks about the change of heart with Aline Van Duyn of the Financial Times.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nanotech not a nano-sized threat

There are still many unanswered questions about the safety of nanotechnology, but the FDA doesn't require any regulations when it's used in products. Commentator Bill Hammack says to be wary.

One company's trash is another's lawsuit

Entrepreneur Tom Szaky found a way to harness the power of unusable organic material and turn it into plant food. But fertilizer giant Miracle-Gro thinks the product reeks. Alex Goldmark has the dirt.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship

Lawyers target distributors for liability

When American consumers are injured by unsafe Chinese imports, it's hard to figure out who to sue. As Steve Tripoli reports, most lawyers here are choosing targets close to home.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Would the world miss us?

If people disappeared from the planet tomorrow, nature would work fast to dismantle most anything man-made. Kai Ryssdal ponders a humanless world with Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us."
Posted In: Books

Overseas sales help GM profits thrive

General Motors has had its third profitable quarter in a row, thanks largely to consumers overseas. Jill Barshay reports on who's buying these cars abroad.
Posted In: Auto, Canada, Wall Street

House approves lobbyist reform

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill today requiring lobbyists to disclose their contributions to charities with ties to members of Congress. But the bill has some contenders as it moves on to the Senate. Steve Henn reports.

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