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Marketplace AM for March 28, 2007
Mar 28, 2007

Marketplace AM for March 28, 2007

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Coming soon: Bank by cell phone

Mar 28, 2007
AT&T is working with four major banks so that their customers can check their accounts and pay bills from their cell phones. And there won't even be extra fees — at least initially.

Racing the clock for free trade

Mar 28, 2007
Negotiators are sprinting towards a free trade agreement with South Korea before the President's fast-track authority deadline. And the clock's ticking louder now that Chevron and other U.S. companies have threatened to withdraw support.

Burger King uncaged . . . a little

Mar 28, 2007
The burger chain says it will start buying 2% of its eggs and 10% of its pork from suppliers who don't cage the animals. Doesn't sound like much, but it's a significant philosophical change — and BK says it'll use more as supply becomes available.

Budget dodges killer asteroids

Mar 28, 2007
Hard choices have to be made as Congress hammers out a new budget, but Robert Reich wonders why lawmakers aren't throwing more cash NASA's way to protect us from planetary destruction — and why other countries aren't pitching in.

Moms-to-be may wanna skip the beef

Mar 28, 2007
Results of a new study suggest that eating a lot of beef during pregnancy may adversely affect fertility of boys in the womb. Researchers found that the more beef the mother ate, the lower her son's sperm count later in life.

Tracking carbon reduction's payoff

Mar 28, 2007
As more and more U.S. cities and corporations sign agreements to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, there's one lingering question: Is it working? Federal scientists are developing a new modeling tool to find out.

Unknown risks in the big business of tiny science

Mar 28, 2007
Nanotechnology has already quietly influenced hundreds of consumer products, but now Britain's top scientific advisory body is calling for more research on potential hazards of the fast-growing and profitable industry.

Open source science

Mar 28, 2007
Generally, only successful experiments are published in scientific journals, so researchers spend a lot of time repeating ones that fail. But now one professor and his students are breaking tradition and publishing <i>all</i> their findings online.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC