Marketplace PM for May 4, 2006

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Road construction nightmare

Six men have been indicted for using bad concrete to build Boston's beleaguered Big Dig highway project. From WBUR, reporter Martha Bebinger looks at what went wrong.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Yes, humans cause global warming

A government study this week concludes that human activity is driving the earth's warming trend. Writer and commentator Mark Hertsgaard tells us about the politics behind the state of American denial.

Should student athletes be paid to play?

Business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad talks to host Tess Vigeland about the growing tension between big-money college athletics and the unpaid athletes who play the games.
Posted In: Sports

Not a pretty picture

Kodak is having a rough go in the age of digital cameras and camera phones. The photo industry giant lost $298 million last quarter and today said it's considering selling its health-imaging business. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Health, Science, Wall Street

Investing in vaccines

Federal health authorities today issued more than a billion dollars worth of contracts to speed the production of vaccines in preparation for a possible avian flu pandemic. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Science, Washington

An Asian equivalent to the euro?

Today China, Japan and South Korea announced a plan to work toward coordination of their monetary policies. But the first hurdle will be overcoming centuries of suspicion and mistrust. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Organic powerhouse

Whole Foods has begun to flex its market muscle, using its power position to dictate fois gras policy to its suppliers. Sarah Gardner reports on how Whole Foods is becoming the organic version of Wal-Mart.

Fill'er up with ethanol

Ethanol made from corn seems to be the new darling of Washington's energy planning, but tough questions remain about its overall economic value. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Washington

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