Marketplace for Tuesday, December, 4, 2007
Many Chinese have a soft spot for Jews and their perceived success in business. That may be a horrible stereotype, but perceptions Americans find completely unacceptable exist and even thrive in China. Scott Tong and Bill Marcus report.
Kai Ryssdal reviews comments from listeners regarding our coverage of the Mom 2B expo, the Hollywood writers strike, a Mattoon, Illinois, burger restaurant and our interview with eBay CEO Meg Whitman.
Posted In: Travel, Washington
If you live in Washington, D.C.; Boston or San Francisco, you're in the top three walkable urban areas of the country, according to ranking from The Brookings Institution published today. And as the report's author Chris Leininger tells Kai Ryssdal, consumers want to walk -- even in L.A.
Posted In: Economy, Housing
A Florida fund that for 25 years gave school districts and local governments a safe place to park their investments has lost $10 billion in two weeks. Groups with money at risk led a run on the fund when they got nervous about its investments in subprime loans. Dan Grech reports.
Now that a United States intelligence report has concluded Iran stopped work on a suspected nuclear weapons program four years ago, a major project to sanction the country may be in question. John Dimsdale reports.