Marketplace PM for March 14, 2007

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Automakers turn up heat on mileage proposals

U.S. and foreign auto execs and the UAW are lobbying hard in Washington against proposals requiring higher gas mileage. Sam Eaton reports on the high stakes of climate-change legislation.
Posted In: Auto

Big players make a subprime choice

Nervousness over the subprime mortgage market is causing some wild swings in the stock market. Kai Ryssdal talks with the Wall Street Journal's Kate Kelly about the big names who are entering the fray.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Abbott pulls its drugs out of Thailand

Abbott Labs, which makes the AIDS tablet Kaletra, announced today it won't sell any new drugs in Thailand, because the Thai government has been breaking patents on its AIDS medicines. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

To win in Iraq, fix the U.S. bureaucracy

Commentator Newt Gingrich says troop deployment debates are important, but lawmakers and the president ought to be fixing other things.

U.K. stats office only multiplies divisions

In Britain, official reports have a history of being less than objective. So, Parliament created an independent statistics office. But for many the numbers still don't add up. Stephen Beard reports.

Mr. Black, about that missing $84 million . . .

Canadian media mogul Conrad Black went on trial for fraud in Chicago today. Kai Ryssdal talks about the case against Black with reporter James Langton of The Daily Telegraph in London.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

The separation of church and real estate

The Episcopal Church has been divided over issues such as gay rights, with some congregants leaving in protest. In Falls Church, Va., that split has come down to a property fight. Eric Niiler reports.