Marketplace PM for March 29, 2006

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Senate approves lobbying reform bill

The Senate approved a bill today that revises ethics rules regarding politicians and lobbyists. And even though many think the bill is just a partial cleaning at best, lawmakers are putting it through the political spin cycle. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

More MPGs required for SUVs, light trucks

The Department of Transportation announced today it would raise the average fuel-economy standard for light trucks and SUVs to 24 mpg by 2011. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Supreme Court considers eBay case

The Supreme Court today heard its second patent case in a month. Lawyers for eBay were in action in another case pitting high-tech versus old economy. Janet Babin reports.

Hiring immigrants . . . What's an employer to do?

As the issue of immigration and citizenship for undocumented workers faces increasing political debate and public protest, Tom Nogradi, founder of Cicoil, a California-based tech manufacturing company offers his opinion.

The Hamas effect on the Palestinians

The Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority that was sworn in today is virtually bankrupt. Israel, the US and the EU are trying to figure out how to help the Palestinian people without supporting the militant group. Hilary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

Globalization now . . . and in the past

Kai Ryssdal talks to Harvard University professor Jeff Frieden about the economic connections of nations and the history of globalization.

A Tall or a Venti for Mother Earth?

Sarah Gardner reports on the 10-year-long struggle of coffee giant Starbucks to brew up a coffee cup that would be better for the environment.