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Marketplace AM for July 3, 2007
Jul 3, 2007

Marketplace AM for July 3, 2007

Stories You Might Like Who’s footing the bill for the president’s big July Fourth parade? Holy hiring! U.S. economy adds 528,000 jobs in July The trade war triggered diplomatic fireworks, but the actual ones might not go off A 4th of July without fireworks? What does America do well? Goodbye cable, hello streaming!

Segments From this episode

UAW ready to wheel and deal

Jul 3, 2007
After months of discussions, parts maker Delphi came to an agreement with the United Auto Workers last week. But the UAW will be looking for better deal when it sits down to renegotiate with the Big Three automakers later this month, Alisa Roth reports.

More bad news about Vioxx

Jul 3, 2007
The painkiller was pulled from shelves after studies found greater risk of heart attacks and strokes. A new study finds that even short-term use was dangerous, potentially opening Merck to more lawsuits. Dan Grech reports.

A banner year for IPOs

Jul 3, 2007
It's been a robust year so far for initial public offerings. Taking a company public raises money for the corporation, and a new report says firms have already raised billions in 2007. Janet Babin reports.

Nuts & Bolts: Accidental boss

Jul 3, 2007
Our business-owning listeners tell us they're not always eager to jump into hiring. Becoming a boss can dilute the attractions that lead people to self-employment in the first place, but it can also enhance the experience. Steve Tripoli reports.

Business lobbies for foreign workers

Jul 3, 2007
The immigration bill defeated in the Senate last week may not be dead after all, at least not if business interests get their way. They're pushing to bring back parts of the legislation that would allow far more foreign workers. Sam Eaton reports.

China playing dirty on pollution?

Jul 3, 2007
News that 750,000 people are killed by pollution in China each year is made more disturbing still by allegations that the nation pressured the World Bank to omit that statistic from a recent report. Scott Tong has details.

When laws of physics, markets collide

Jul 3, 2007
Because people are unpredictable and people drive markets, physicists and economists are getting together this week in Lisbon. They're talking econophysics, a field that tries to understand markets through the laws of physics. Geoff Brumfiel explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC