Marketplace PM for May 2, 2006

Episode Description 

The fight over fuel economy standards

Ten states sued the federal government today to strengthen gas mileage requirements for SUVs. John Dimsdale reports on what may be a major attack on the country's Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.
Posted In: Washington

Who's paying for bird flu prep?

The Bush administration has a plan to deal with a massive bird flu epidemic. But what role should the government play — and what costs should private business bear? Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

The sinking dollar

Global investors are selling US dollars today. The greenback is close to one-year lows against the Euro and the Canadian dollar is at its highest level against the US currency in almost three decades. What gives? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Laptop theft

Imagine someone steals a laptop from your bank or your phone company. It happens more than you might think, and that has some major identity theft and security consequences. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Science

Desperate Networks

Will Katie Couric in a primetime news slot change the face of television? New York Times reporter and author Bill Carter says TV will be different in the next five years.

One Home, Two Nations: Mauricio and Nelly

Marketplace Americas Correspondent Dan Grech continues the story of two friends born in El Salvador, now separated by the US border. Today, the story of their children.

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