Marketplace PM for September 7, 2006

Episode Description 

BP answers to Congress

A House committee took oil giant BP to task today for failing to maintain its oil pipelines in Alaska. Marketplace's Scott Tong has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Legislators keep rejecting, IRS keeps collecting

The IRS is outsourcing the collection of back taxes to private debt collection firms because Congress didn't give it the requested staff to go after tax cheats. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

You can get your money back IF . . .

Random House is reimbursing frustrated readers who bought James Frey's faked memoir thinking it was a true story. But, as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, getting a refund will be a little complicated.

Ike was right

Chief government accountant and Marketplace commentator David Walker says that Congress is losing the war on terror by allowing the military to purchase high-tech weapons that are designed for wars the U.S. will never fight.

Drilling into life in the oil field

What's life like for workers at BP's troubled Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska? Jim Metzner went to find out.

Field of green

The top college football teams will play one more game this season. Business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad tells host Kai Ryssdal that it's not for more competition, it's strictly for more money.
Posted In: Sports

India's communities gain brains too

Now that India's economy is growing rapidly, its citizens who left for opportunities in the U.S. are returning with new ideas they learned abroad. Miranda Kennedy reports.