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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All polluters not equal under new bill

Under the energy and climate bill introduced today, new limits on carbon dioxide pollution wouldn't hit all industries at once, and oil companies wouldn't be allowed into the carbon trading market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Gov't squishy on catfish inspections

U.S. farmers say imported catfish should be more rigorously inspected, but some suspect it's just a ploy to cut off competition. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Say goodbye to outrageous phone bills?

The Federal Communications Commission says it wants to find a way to put an end to phone bills that number in the hundreds or maybe even in the thousands of dollars. Brett Neely reports.

Letters: Housing, education and more

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving the housing industry, cuts in education, the death of the print business, and whether children actually make people happier.

Offshore oil drilling is still necessary

Commentator David Frum says despite the recent BP catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, we should keep drilling for oil.

Climate change fight like the Cold War

Strobe Talbott, president of the Broookings Institution, talks to Kai Ryssdal about how the Cold War relates to today's environmental battles.

Making sense of China's ups and downs

Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports on whether the U.S. has good reason to be worried about China's economy given the recent volatility in its markets.

Louisiana law clinics stripped of cash?

Louisiana legislature has introduced a bill that would make it harder for law schools and law students to fight for compensation after disasters like BP's oil spill. Eve Troeh reports.

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