Marketplace PM for June 21, 2006
Today 85 workers in Iraq were reportedly kidnapped as they left their jobs at an industrial plant north of Baghdad. Are workers being targeted now? We ask Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times.
What's happened to the high dive? Commentator and Wall Street Journal editorial board member Stephen Moore says our increasingly lawsuit-driven, safety-regulated culture is drowning out all the fun.
Japan agreed to resume imports of US beef after months of blocking shipments due to Mad Cow concerns. But the ban's been lifted before, which might explain why American beef producers aren't celebrating just yet. Amy Scott reports.