Marketplace PM for May 24, 2005

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All things digital in San Diego

Some of the biggest names in the technology business are meeting today near San Diego. And the conference agenda is a sign of what's to come from the industry over the next several years. Host David Brown speaks to <i>Fortune's</i> Adam Lashinsky - who's covering the event.
Posted In: Science

The Undocumented War - Part 2

Every year, nearly a half million people cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Most end up in California, Texas and Arizona. The Southwestern states want Congress to control the border. To make a statement, some volunteer vigilante patrols, known as the Minutemen, recently staked out a stretch in Arizona. For a while, crossings virtually stopped. But in the second part of Marketplace's series, Undocumented War, reporter Scott Carrier finds the flow of immigrants sometimes shifts, but it doesn't stop.
Posted In: Canada

Indonesian president visits the U.S.

Indonesia's first directly elected president meets with President Bush in Washington tomorrow. He's expected to thank the U.S. for its tsunami relief efforts, and to press the Administration for better military and trade relations. But he has another agenda. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada

Mercury and the environment

Federal, state, and local officials are meeting in Maine today to talk about ways to reduce mercury levels in the environment. There has been a flurry of lawsuits from states and environmental groups over new federal regulations about mercury emissions from power plants. But a major source of mercury pollution has been largely ignored. William Kistner of Marketplace and American Radio Works has this report.