Marketplace AM for May 21, 2007
May 21, 2007

Marketplace AM for May 21, 2007

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Immigration reform's new hurdle

May 21, 2007
Last week's compromise on immigration reform remains tenuous as critics attack it as too easy on illegals from one side, unfair to them from the other. But the deal stands its first test on Capitol Hill today, John Dimsdale reports.

Barbershop MD

May 21, 2007
Health officials have discovered an invaluable new spokesperson to get their message out to hard-to-reach populations: the local barber. Beauty salons and barbershops around the country are changing lives. Mhari Saito has the story.

Skybus ready to roll, er, fly

May 21, 2007
A new ultra-lowcost air carrier takes off today. Skybus is modeling its service after Europe's Ryanair: Fares as low as $10, but everything else'll cost you. And we do mean everything. Janet Babin has details.

Wi-Fi hotspots under fire

May 21, 2007
An investigation by a British TV show has set off much debate and a formal inquiry as to whether the wireless Internet access points are emitting unsafe levels of radiation. Skeptics say it's all based on incomplete science, Stephen beard reports.

China buys into Wall Street

May 21, 2007
China is sinking $3 billion into U.S. private equity superstar Blackstone Group. Economist Trevor Houser says the Chinese want to get schooled in foreign investing. Lesson 1? The less-than-10% stake is just low enough to fly under federal scrutiny.

Sloan Sessions: Summer rally time?

May 21, 2007
Not that Wall Street really needs a rally this year, but with summer break on the horizon we asked Allan Sloan whether to expect a traditional May selloff before investors hit the beach. Hard to say, he says, but they're gonna take their Blackberries.

Lenders propose their own subprime fix

May 21, 2007
A group of lending industry leaders is hoping to forestall a Congressional fix with some solutions of its own. But growing impatience is likely to make it a tough sell on Capitol Hill. Jeremy Hobson reports.

The team

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