Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008

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Chinese businesses rile Lesotho locals

A growing class of Chinese entrepreneurs is running small businesses in Africa. And Lesotho, one of the poorest countries in the world, has become a flash point for new tensions between local Africans and Chinese businesspeople. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Get drug firms out of drug approval

The drug Vytorin has been a multibillion-dollar blockbuster -- although it hasn't exactly been the cholesterol buster it was supposed to be. Commentator and physician Dr. Stefan Kertesz says it's a cautionary tale about the process of approving new pharmaceuticals.
Posted In: Health

FDA: 'Cloned' food OK |'Cloned' food OK

The FDA has decided food from cloned animals -- cows, pigs, goats -- is safe, despite protests from consumer groups and Congress. And as Sarah Gardner reports, some of the country's biggest food companies don't have much appetite for the technology, either.
Posted In: Science

Get ready for more reruns and 'reality'

Major studios are sending their strongest signals yet that the current TV season is now beyond rescue due to the Writers Guild stand-off. Joe Adalian, TV editor for Variety, talks with host Bob Moon about the cutbacks and cancellations at this important time of year.

Video game industry playing PAC-Man

Everyone knows politicians play games. But gamers playing politics? The video game industry, worth $14 billion a year, is looking for some clout. As Lisa Napoli explains, it's got a new game in Washington.
Posted In: Entertainment

Apple adds 'Air' to its product line

Steve Jobs unveiled some new Apple widgets at the Macworld expo. A super-thin laptop turned out to be the hot new product. Which raises the question: So what? Host Bob Moon has more.

Report calls for higher gasoline tax

A new report says the federal gas tax needs to go up to foot the bill to fix America's aging bridges and roads. Think you can afford another 40 cents a gallon? Janet Babin reports.

Whoa . . . Is that a '70s flashback?

Two sets of economic figures out today might be giving economists flashbacks of the 1970s. Could a hit of "stagflation" -- combining high inflation with a slowing economy -- be felt again today? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy