Marketplace PM for July 5, 2007

Episode Description 

Governor travels on nonprofits' dime

California Gov. Schwarzenegger has let charities pay for some of his pricey overseas trips that feature private jets and four-star hotels. The nonprofits get tax write-offs for the trips — and access, of course. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.

Reliable rumors or insider trading?

Some unusual stock-market activity reportedly occured before the announcement of Blackstone's purchase of Hilton Hotels. Kai Ryssdal talks with business professor Jim Angel about how some people snap up shares at a bargain, despite insider-trading laws.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

Growing plankton for the carbon market

Entrepreneurs are moving into the effort to reduce greenhouse gases by selling pollution credits that help companies balance out their ecological footprints. One company is taking the concept out to sea. Alex Schmidt reports.

Tour rides on, but under doping cloud

The Tour de France begins Saturday, still reeling from charges of illegal doping by big-name riders. Diana Nyad discusses with Kai Ryssdal what those charges might mean for fans and broadcasters.
Posted In: Sports

Only German-speaking spouses allowed

Germany's parliament has approved a new immigration law requiring non-European Union spouses to speak German before they can join their husbands or wives in the country. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Immigration

IPOs flood China's stock market

Much as the U.S. dot-com boom brought forth new companies and their IPOs with frightening regularity, that's what China's stock market is like right now. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Will new cable boxes change anything?

Cable TV companies are now required to give customers a new kind of set-top box. It will come with a little card that lets customers go out and buy or lease their own box. What happens then depends on who you ask. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

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