Marketplace for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007

Episode Description 

No defense for Europe's protectionism

Europe spends considerably less on defense than the United States does. And when Europeans do spend, says commentator David Frum, it's not always very wisely.

Oregon voters to give billboards a sign

A special election on Nov. 6 in Oregon will determine the future of billboards along the state's well-traveled roads, where such signage has been tightly controlled for years. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Crime

Should old ISP have to forward e-mail?

The FCC is considering a request to require Internet service providers like AOL to forward your e-mail to whichever new account you're using now. Declan McCullagh at CNET explains why that might not be as logical as it sounds.
Posted In: Science

Rangel offers massive tax-reform bill

The Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Charles Rangel, has introduced a tax-reform bill that would lower taxes for 91 million families and overhaul the entire tax code to the tune of almost a trillion dollars. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Dems' subprime report is debatable

Congressional Democrats have issued an economic report on the mortgage meltdown and called for the Bush administration to prevent 2 million foreclosures in the next two years. But not all economists agree with the fine print. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing

U.S. will need help with Iran sanctions

The United States has announced new economic pressures on Iran, with sanctions on banks, companies and military units. But, John Dimsdale reports, the White House can't go it alone in making the sanctions work.

Finding the sweet spot in giving

Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has shown mastery at tapping the resources of New York City to fund his nonprofit institution. He talks with host Kai Ryssdal in our Conversations From the Corner Office.
Posted In: New York

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