Marketplace for Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The dark side of Chinese adoptions

When Americans adopt babies from China, most assume they've been abandoned. But a scandal in 2005, in which 6 orphanages were found to be buying babies, threw that in doubt. Scott Tong reports that baby selling may be more widespread.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration

Oil spill's impact on climate change bill

President Obama will dispatch a team of cabinet officials to look at the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But back in Washington, the spill's fueling the political waters around prospects for a comprehensive energy and climate change bill. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Oil

Banks still playing with numbers

Members of the commission looking into the causes of the financial crisis thoroughly grilled former Bear Stearns executives. The commission was looking into how banks fudge their quality reports. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports that banks are still doing it.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Washington Post to sell Newsweek

The Washington Post has owned Newsweek since the 60s. But the newspaper's chairman says it's time to sell. Jeremy Hobson reports.

How Tennessee's coping with flooding

Kyle Young, director of the Country Music Hall of Fame, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the hall and museum is recovering after severe flooding and how folks are holding up in Nashville.

It's time for the rebirth of regulation

Three companies have been in the news lately -- BP, Massey Energy, and Goldman Sachs -- and presumably their PR offices aren't exactly delighted. Commentator Robert Reich says there's a significant connection between the three and a long-term trend in Washington.

Will posting calorie labels help?

A requirement in the health care law requires restaurants to post nutrition information in plain sight. The theory is that will help us make better food choices. Professor Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal about how what seems simple isn't always so.
Posted In: Food, Health

Take My Daughter: Confessions of a Chinese baby trafficker

Reporter Scott Tong shares the backstory of his report on the dark side of China's adoption system, including how one convicted baby trafficker offered to sell Scott his daughter during an interview.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration

Profile of a Chinese baby trafficker

Chinese baby traffickers argued they did the right thing. They took abandoned girls to orphanages, and now they have a better life. Yes, they profited. But as they described it, money encouraged them to do the right thing. Read their story.
Posted In: Crime

Your thoughts on Chinese adoptions

Are you shocked to hear about China's questionable adoption practices? Read the reactions of some Americans who have adopted Chinese babies. And share your thoughts on Scott Tong's coverage of Chinese adoptions.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration

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