Marketplace for Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Episode Description 

401(k) fees can add up

Saving for retirement can come at a cost when 401(k) plans tack on numerous charges, some of which are not so obvious. Tess Vigeland reports on those fees and the damage they can do to your golden years.

Unemployment benefits need overhaul

The Senate is considering whether to lengthen the six-month period in which people can collect unemployment. Commentator Robert Reich says not only should unemployment benefits be extended, they should also be reformed.

Platinum enriches South African tribe

A South African tribe that owns shares in mines operated by the world's largest platinum producers is planning to use its profits to develop its community. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Cell phone advertising to get specific

CBS Mobile has announced a way to advertise businesses on your cell phone that are near your location. Kai Ryssdal talks to Alice Cuneo of Ad Age magazine about it.
Posted In: Science

Atlanta comes up dry in water ruling

An appellate court has ruled that Atlanta has no legal rights to take anymore water from a federal reservoir that also supplies Alabama and Florida. The decision could seriously impact the city's growth. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Bush plans to revamp guest-worker rules

The Bush administration has announced plans to overhaul the nation's agricultural guest worker program, making it easier for growers to bring foreign workers to the United States. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Top mining company tries to buy rival

BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, is looking to buy one of its competitors, Rio Tinto. So far, Rio Tinto has rejected BHP's offers. But if the deal goes through, it would be the second-biggest takeover ever. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Campaign coverage helps websites

The number of people turning to the Internet for campaign coverage has tripled since 2000. While the Web still lags television in viewership and ad revenue, it's making some big gains as a source of political coverage. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Science

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