Marketplace for Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Episode Description 

PACs put the fun in fundraising

Think all political contributions go toward campaigns? Maybe if those campaigns include golf trips and nights at the burlesque house. In the last installment of his PAC Men series, Steve Henn reports.

Too many owners lead to gridlock

Private ownership can create wealth, but too much of it can bog down the economy. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Columbia law professor Michael Heller about the problems with the current property rights system.

Women hurt equally by tough economy

A new report shows that a weak economy has women leaving the work force in droves, but not for the reasons many have long assumed. Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Jobs

GE sees opportunity in Middle East

General Electric and an Abu Dhabi investment firm announced a deal for clean energy research and an expansion of GE's aircraft engine production in the Middle East. Sam Eaton reports.

GM building electric car infrastructure

General Motors is asking more than 30 utility firms to help deploy a network of recharging stations before the launch of its plug-in electric car in 2010. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto

Wachovia reports loss, cuts 10,000 jobs

Shares in the country's fourth-largest bank fell as it was forced to slash dividends after a $9 billion second-quarter loss. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Clothes lines: Energy savers or eyesores?

Outdoor clothes drying racks save energy and money, but try convincing homeowners' associations in the U.S. that they're not just an eyesore. One Australian company is accepting the challenge. Joel Rose reports.

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