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Marketplace AM for October 11, 2007
Oct 11, 2007

Marketplace AM for October 11, 2007

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R.I.P. for AMT

Oct 11, 2007
Republicans and Democrats agree -- the Alternative Minimum Tax must go. But while Republicans have unveiled a plan to eliminate it, Democrats say it should just be replaced. Steve Tripoli reports.

Coal debates light up town meetings

Oct 11, 2007
Some small-town meetings have been drawing big crowds lately, thanks to plans for new coal-fired plants in several states. Sarah Gardner reports that both sides of the debate -- those for and against the plans -- have been showing up to sound off.

War at cost of aid in Africa

Oct 11, 2007
A report out today says conflicts in Africa have cost the continent $284 billion since 1990. That's about equal to what's being funneled there in international aid. Gretchen Wilson has more.

BP cracks down on problems

Oct 11, 2007
Oil giant BP is trying to fix a bad run of accidents by working on its management structure. Sam Eaton reports the company's biggest problem boils down to inefficiency.

Chrysler deal reminiscent of GM

Oct 11, 2007
Yesterday's auto-workers strike against Chrysler lasted six hours. Doug Krizner talks about it with auto industry reporter Katie Merx, who says their deal sounds a lot like the one with GM.

Airlines in a jam over sky traffic

Oct 11, 2007
The FAA wants airlines to cut down on congestion in the skies by cutting back flights. But Jeremy Hobson reports that airlines don't want to cut back for fear of giving competitors an edge.

Finally pushed her over the borderline

Oct 11, 2007
Another sign of the apocalypse for the music business: Madonna is leaving her longtime record company, Warner Brothers Records, for a concert promoter. Alisa Roth explains why there's no greater power than the power of goodbye.

Hedge funds exercise self-policing

Oct 11, 2007
A group of Europe's biggest hedge funds have devised a voluntary code of conduct in response to calls for more transparency. Kyle James reports the pre-emptive move will still put the funds under pressure.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC