Marketplace for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Is China free from U.S. economic woes?

China reported today its economy grew 10.6% in the 1st quarter, which may seem red hot, but it was 11.9% last year. So is China catching America's subprime cold? Or is it immune? The answer has big implications for the global economy. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

It's time to study the value of college

College education costs continue to soar at the same time studies show college graduates getting paid less. Commentator David Frum says Americans should re-examine the real value of a college degree in today's economy.
Posted In: Education

Bush sets date for greenhouse-gas cap

President Bush is calling for government limits to stop the growth of carbon dioxide emissions by 2025. While he has resisted curbs on the burning of fossil fuels, Bush is now jumping on board a trend that has lots of momentum. John Dimsdale reports.

Tough time to be an American in Paris

The dollar has hit another low against the euro. For Yanks living abroad the dollar's freefall demands a whole new mindset, as Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.
Posted In: Economy, Retail, Travel

Hoarding threatens global food market

Worries of a world food shortage led more countries this week to suspend grain exports. What will happen if nations keep hoarding supplies? Host Tess Vigeland asks Javier Blas, who covers the commodities market for the Financial Times.

Report: Merck writers did Vioxx papers

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims some of Merck's academic reports on the arthritis drug Vioxx were written by company employees, and doctors were paid to put their names on the research. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Health

The new kings of Wall Street

A new survey of hedge-fund managers shows the top five made more than $1 billion a year each -- even as the housing and credit markets fell down the rabbit hole. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Dow's happy bank losses aren't worse

After JPMorgan and Wells Fargo announced big drops in 1st-quarter profits today their shares promptly shot up and the Dow jumped for joy. Why? The numbers actually met or exceeded expectations. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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