Marketplace PM for October 13, 2005

Episode Description 

John Snow's bad week

In China, the Treasury Secretary has met with one disappointment after another. And today, he tried to get the Chinese people to do a little more shopping, a little less saving. Scott Tong reports.

Bird flu lands on the edge of Europe

Health officials confirmed today the flu virus found in Turkish birds is the one that has killed more than 60 people in Asia. The EU may set aside $1.2 billion to fight a possible pandemic. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Katrina jobless hit 438,000

The US economy is still weathering the effects of Rita and Katrina. And there's no sign of better job prospects ahead. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech has the story.

From New Orleans to Birmingham

Cities that took in New Orleans evacuees are wondering how to cope with their new residents. Birmingham, Alabama wouldn't mind a few more. Tanya Ott reports.

Thinking about college

Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has convened a national panel on higher education to meet Monday. Will it result in a no-university-student-left-behind plan? Sarah Gardner has the story.

The shrinking public domain

Shakespeare and Edith Wharton are in the public domain, but Spiderman may not get there. Stanford University law professor Lawrence Lessig wants to protect the public domain; he talks to host Kai Ryssdal.

Factories open — and close — in Swaziland

Textile manufacturers around the world have been feeling China's presence in the market. In southern Africa investors have been have been pulling out. Megan Williams reports from Swaziland.
Posted In: Canada

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