Marketplace PM for August 14, 2007
Aug 14, 2007

Marketplace PM for August 14, 2007

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'Made in China' gets recalled again

Aug 14, 2007
Nine million Mattel toys imported from China have been pulled from shelves. They've either got magnets kids could swallow or they're coated with lead paint. John Dimsdale reports on the latest addition to consumer anxiety over Chinese-made products.

Beach reads: 'The Pentagon's New Map'

Aug 14, 2007
Engineering professor Bill Hammack says Thomas Barnett's book is a perfect confection of bite-sized ideas about our global economy to nibble between dips.

Feds open way to NYC congestion tax

Aug 14, 2007
The federal government has offered New York City $354 million to pay for Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to charge a fee for vehicles entering the busiest areas of Manhattan. The mayor says it will be good for the economy. Bob Moon reports.

Amid 'panic,' what's a portfolio worth?

Aug 14, 2007
Another investment group said today it won't let investors redeem shares until it figures out exactly what the price on those shares should be. Steven Miller of Standard & Poors explains why the value is now hard to determine.

Credit crunch like bursting bubble

Aug 14, 2007
You didn't have to be Warren Buffet to know that giving people loans for houses they couldn't afford might come back to bite the economy. And, as Lisa Napoli reports, we all really should have known better this time around.

Nasdaq opens a new Portal

Aug 14, 2007
Nasdaq is launching a new market with about 500 companies listed. But before you rush out to make your first trades, Amy Scott has some caveats to report.

Seeking health-care help across borders

Aug 14, 2007
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has been in Mexico, meeting with officials on health care -- how to pay for it when Mexicans working in America need medical care. Dan Grech reports.

Big stars not working in concert with fans

Aug 14, 2007
In Europe this summer, some of the biggest names in music have been having a rough time filling seats. Stephen Beard reports.

Music from the episode

Beach House The Chainsmokers
Baba O'Riley The Who
Everyday Is Like Sunday Morrissey