Marketplace PM for July 7, 2006

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The economy? Well, on the one hand . . .

The US labor market added 121,000 jobs last month. But that was below analysts' expectations. Meanwhile, wages were up. Could that signal inflation? Bob Moon reports that economists are scratching their heads about what it all means.
Posted In: Economy

Medicaid ID requirements relaxed

In a victory for consumer activists, the Bush administration has loosened rules requiring specific documentation for Medicaid recipients to prove citizenship. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

EU considers sacking China's plastic bags

Another trade war between China and the European Union is brewing. This time it's over disposable plastic bags. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

Anger lingers after London bombings

Ceremonies in Britain today commemorated those who died in last year's subway and bus bombings. But beneath the grief is growing anger over the amount of government support provided to the injured and bereaved. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Bloomberg fights Feds on immigration

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells a Senate hearing that the economies of his city and the nation would collapse if illegal immigrants were deported. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, New York, Washington

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about the week on Wall Street and what may be in store for the markets to come.
Posted In: Wall Street

Lay's legacy: Commoditize everything

Commentator and consumer advocate Jamie Court says Kenneth Lay's vision has become the operating principle from Wall Street to Capitol Hill.

Museums ponder collection of admission fees

There's been talk lately about, for the first time, charging admission to the Smithsonian Institution's 19 museums. Meanwhile, other museums have been dropping admissions fees. Lisa Napoli reports.