Marketplace PM for March 16, 2006

Episode Description 

Budget vote-o-rama

On Capitol Hill today the Senate is expected to vote on numerous bills, including those relating to education and to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Seeking solutions to water woes

Representatives from more than 100 countries gather today in Mexico City for the World Water Forum. They're trying to improve water access for the poor. In the Third World, bottled water is becoming a staple. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Weeding out corruption in Iraq

This weekend marks the third anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Pratap Chaterjee, author of "Iraq, Inc.," about fraud and overbilling that plague reconstruction contracts.

Hank III censored

Hank Williams III has a long musical pedigree, but not everyone thinks his choice of words is as refined -- such as <nobr>Wal-Mart</nobr> and Target. Even his record company has given him problems. Trey Kay reports.

High-priced coaches

As March Madness spreads across the nation, host Kai Ryssdal talks with business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad about the trend of highly-paid college basketball coaches.
Posted In: Sports

Is necessity the mother of this show?

A new reality series hopes to cash in on the success of "American Idol," only this time it will be inventors, not budding singers, who will take the stage. Curt Nickisch reports on ABC's "American Inventor," which premieres tonight.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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