Sep 26, 2007

Marketplace AM for September 26, 2007

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Sliding dollar hurts American consumer

Sep 26, 2007
The U.S. dollar may be down at a record low against the euro, but why does that matter if you're not traveling? Commentator Robert Reich explains a ripple effect that amounts to much more than a pricier vacation.

Inspector costs under microscope

Sep 26, 2007
The House is considering a bill today that calls for more inspectors of food and drug imports. But should consumers pay for increased safety, or taxpayers? Sarah Gardner has more.

UAW and GM strike a deal

Sep 26, 2007
The United Auto Workers and General Motors have come to a tentative agreement, effectively ending the union strike. GM spokesman Tom Wickham told Lisa Napoli the deal closed a major competitive gap.

Bye-bye, Bayer

Sep 26, 2007
Relieving itself of the pain of high regulation fees, German aspirin maker Bayer left the New York Stock Exchange today. And Jill Barshay reports it's not the only European company to do so.

London's the foreign exchange center

Sep 26, 2007
Or maybe we should say "centre." Stephen Beard reports that London does more than twice the amount of foreign trading as New York, and that one advantage has a lot to do with location.

We love to talk trash

Sep 26, 2007
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland just passed Day 11 of her experiment to carry around all of the trash she produces in two weeks. She spoke with Doug Krizner about the potent effect of ripe chicken bones.
Tess' trash bag, day 5
David Banks

Myanmar protests not good for China

Sep 26, 2007
As political tensions and protests continuing to build in Burma, China is hoping things will calm down. As Burma's biggest ally, China has a lot at stake. Scott Tong reports.

Lawmakers say delays won't fly

Sep 26, 2007
Congress is following up on a report that flight cancellations and delays are at near-record highs. But lawmakers may want to react carefully to horror stories. Jeremy Hobson reports.

New deal from World Bank

Sep 26, 2007
The World Bank wants to set up a deal that would give financial aid to poor countries. John Dimsdale reports this would also involve a substantial cut in interest rates.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC