Marketplace AM for March 6, 2006
Mar 6, 2006

Marketplace AM for March 6, 2006

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Allan Sloan on the ports dilemma

Mar 6, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow his simple solution to the flap over Dubai Ports World.

China tends to its rural poor

Mar 6, 2006
China's Parliament kicked off its annual session yesterday. The hot topic: The rural poor. More than half of all Chinese people still live in the countryside, and they've been largely left behind by China's economic boom. Some have taken to the streets recently, and it appears the higher-ups have heard them. Premier Wen Jiabao outlined the plan to pump billions into rural areas to improve the living standards of its impoverished farmers. From Beijing, Ruth Kirchner reports.

Enron trial heats up

Mar 6, 2006
It's been largely a bore so far, but the Enron trial is likely to get a lot more interesting this week, with expected testimony from ex-CFO Andrew Fastow on alleged accounting shenanigans at the collapsed energy giant. Alisa Roth reports.

Federal telecommuting

Mar 6, 2006
Four out of ten federal workers telecommute at least one day a week. As Hillary Wicai reports, it's part of efforts to make the federal workforce more flexible and more secure.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC