Marketplace PM for June 6, 2007

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U.S. workers aren't producing as expected

Worker productivity grew at just 1 percent in the first quarter, about half of earlier government estimates. Not much of a difference? We called analyst Greg McBride to clear things up.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Budget battle looms

Democrats are pressing ahead with spending bills that challenge President Bush to make good on his threat to veto ones that bust his budget. John Dimsdale reports on the likelihood of an ugly confrontation ahead.
Posted In: Washington

Making it easier for the poor to spend

Wal-Mart plans to unveil a pre-paid Visa card aimed at the 80 million U.S. residents who don't have bank accounts. Steve Tripoli reports that the nation's largest retailer may have something to teach competitors about servicing the poor.
Posted In: Retail

NYC sees money in gay marriage

New York City's comptroller says the Big Apple would net $142 million during the first three years of legalized gay marriage, mainly from the uptick in visitors attending the nuptials. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, New York

Immigration reform could hit us in the stomach

Employers in labor-intensive industries like agriculture are watching as Congress debates immigration reform. Changes in immigration laws could affect the food chain. Megan Larson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Legalizing immigrants would make things worse

Commentator David Frum says legalizing millions of would-be immigrants has some poor side effects . . . literally.
Posted In: Immigration

Dunkin' Donuts finds holes in immigration program

The donut chain is suing franchisees across the country for not abiding by a federal pilot program on immigration reform that the company joined last year. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Retail

Tata says hello to Mexico's cheap labor

Even India's largest computer-services provider, Tata Consultancy, is looking for cheaper labor than it can get at home. It's opened a new plant in Mexico. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Hatchery orders up 5-minute eggs

A monthly money event in New York City matches dot-com dreamers with venture capitalists. The catch is would-be entrepreneurs have only five minutes to seal the deal. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Investing

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