Marketplace PM for June 15, 2007
The battles between the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas political parties in Gaza has devastated the economy of the region. We talked with Yousef Douad, professor of economics at Birzeit University, about the impacts on daily life.
Former U.S. senator and actor Fred Thompson is expected to join the presidential race. If he does, commentator Jeff Birnbaum says voters should keep his work experience in mind.
The Chinese have enthusiastically embraced text messaging. However, they recently discovered its power to spread disinformation -- sometimes with economically disastrous results. Scott Tong reports.