Marketplace PM for September 20, 2006

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Oil prices keep falling

The price of oil has dropped almost $18 since mid-July. Good news for the consumer in the short-term, but some worry it'll undermine the growing swell of support for alternative energies. Hillary Wicai reports.

Boeing takes aim at border security

Boeing just received a big contract to build a high-tech border fence for the government's Secure Border Initiative. Scott Tong looks at what the company's taking on in its bid to become a big player in the homeland security biz.

Too much luggage for the system

A new Congressional report says there's a crisis looming in the nation's airports. And that conclusion came before all the new no-liquid rules began forcing more checked luggage. Lisa Napoli reports.

Rebellion at the Times

The editor and publisher of the LA Times are leading an open revolt against the newspaper's owner, Chicago-based Tribune Co., protesting staff cuts they say have gutted its reputation for good journalism. Sarah Gardner has the story.

We've got more than car trouble

The Big Three U.S. automakers are all in financial trouble, but commentator Robert Reich says Americans have more to be worried about than what's happening in Detroit.

Drought saps Chinese crops

Farmers in southwest China this year suffered the country's worst drought in 50 years. Two-thirds of the region's rivers dried up. Rains returned this month, but not in time to save the crops. Jocelyn Ford reports.
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Making globalization work

Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks to host Kai Ryssdal about what's wrong with globalization as it stands today — and what governments can do to fix it.