Marketplace PM for May 22, 2007

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U.S., China work on their co-dependence

As Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson met with his China counterpart, more reports of unsafe Chinese products surfaced today. Kai Ryssdal talks with China expert Ted Fishman about the U.S.-China relationship.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Plowing familiar ground

The House is digging into renewal of a <nobr>$98 billion</nobr> farm bill that includes funding for everything from food stamps to sugar tariffs. Early attention is going to farm subsidies. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

P&G concentrates on shrinking bottles

Procter &amp; Gamble says it's doubling the strength of its detergents so it can reduce packaging and water use. But Pat Loeb reports that success will depend on whether consumers can change their behavior.
Posted In: Retail

Russia tightening control on natural gas

British oil giant BP has been told by the Russian government that it might lose its rights to a major natural gas field in Siberia any day now. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Are we paying too much for prescriptions?

Americans pay the most in the world for prescription medications. Are we getting our money's worth? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Falwell was a pioneer at selling God

Funeral services for Jerry Falwell were held in Lynchburg, Va., today. Commentator Adrian Wooldridge says there was a side to Falwell that deserves some attention &mdash; that of religious entrepreneur.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

China takes step toward worker rights

We all know companies operating in China benefit from low-cost labor. But from the perspective of Chinese workers, things are looking up. New labor protections are on the way. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Crime

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