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Marketplace AM for April 26, 2007
Apr 26, 2007

Marketplace AM for April 26, 2007

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Cash incentives for NYC's poor

Apr 26, 2007
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to replicate a program being used in Mexico that offers cash incentives to poor families who meet certain goals, like keeping their children in school. Alisa Roth reports.

Bringing down the defense budget

Apr 26, 2007
A nonpartisan report released today challenges the Bush administration's national defense funding priorities. It suggests we could improve homeland security and save about $56 billion taxpayer dollars. Jeff Tyler has more.

No extra royalties for play-and-save downloads

Apr 26, 2007
Visitors to sites such as iTunes and AOL can listen and watch as they dowload files — and ASCAP sued, saying artists should get royalties both for the music and the performance as it downloads.

The biggest non-event on sports TV

Apr 26, 2007
The NFL's 2007 draft takes place this weekend, an occasion that will draw more viewers to ESPN than any sporting event other than Monday Night Football. David Carter tells us what that means for sponsors.

OSHA in the hot seat

Apr 26, 2007
It's the agency charged with making sure American workplaces are safe, but this morning the Senate will look at allegations that OSHA's been falling down on the job. Steve Henn reports.

Siemens CEO calls it quits

Apr 26, 2007
CEO Klaus Kleinfeld was actually cleared of involvement in the scandal surrounding German electronics giant Siemens, but he's announced that he'll step down anyway. Stephen Beard reports.

Coal makes a comeback

Apr 26, 2007
As CO2 sequestration technology gains momentum, so too does the groundswell of support to embrace coal as an energy source. We have it in spades, so Congress is circling back for a closer look, reports Jeremy Hobson.

A new nuclear generation

Apr 26, 2007
Twenty-one years ago today, the world witnessed the worst nuclear accident in history at Chernobyl. But that was literally a lifetime ago for students about to graduate, and they're eager to work in the industry, Sarah Gardner reports.

Globalization's a love-hate affair

Apr 26, 2007
A new report reveals that reactions to our increasingly global trade run the gamut, but most people around the world agree that someone needs to be looking out for the environment in all this. Sarah Gardner has more.

Getting 'hip' to protecting U.S. jobs

Apr 26, 2007
United Steelworkers are forming an unusual partnership with corporate giants like U.S. Steel and Alcoa to fight overseas competition, in part by marketing blue-collar jobs to a tech-savvy generation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC