Marketplace PM for May 1, 2007

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Murdoch has a jones to buy WSJ parent

News Corp, which already controls some big English and Australian papers, made a play today for Dow Jones, the parent company of the Wall Street Journal. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

What's Murdoch's plan?

Kai Ryssdal talks with media columnist Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times about how Rupert Murdoch sees Dow Jones fitting into the News Corp empire.
Posted In: Wall Street

Controlling war spending? Not accomplished

Something's been lost in the debate over emergency Iraq war funding and troop withdrawal deadlines. The price tag for the war is approaching $500 billion — about 10 times the advertised price. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Congress wants food for thought on FDA

As the Food & Drug Administration tries to deal with the fallout from the contaminated pet food scandal, Congress has started looking at whether the agency is doing its job. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

Immigration reform still not close

Congress continues to struggle with immigration reform. Back-room politicking hasn't done much so far. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Keeping Mexicans home

While immigration is a problem for the U.S., Mexico has an emigration problem. Latin America expert Pamela Starr talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Mexican President Calderon's efforts to deal with it.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Bernanke's got it right

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says tariffs and quotas to protect American industry are a bad idea that will only hurt the U.S. economy. Commentator Stephen Moore says Bernanke is right on the mark.

Being 'rich' in a poor land

Reporter Matthew Algeo moved to the West African nation of Mali, where most citizens live on less than a dollar a day. He learned that wealth can be a relative thing.