Marketplace PM for February 21, 2007
Feb 21, 2007

Marketplace PM for February 21, 2007

HTML EMBED:
COPY
Stories You Might Like U.K. budget watchdog meets with PM The economics of kidnapping Public transit can help with climate change — if there’s buy-in Fleece power vests are big business The costs of living in an oil-based economy Italy’s government close to collapse as PM resigns

Segments From this episode

Everybody profits from fair-labor standards

Feb 21, 2007
Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing for fair-labor standards to be attached to all international trade agreements. Commentator Robert Reich says those standards would be good for both sides.

Study: More money will go to health care

Feb 21, 2007
National health-care spending will double in the next 10 years, a study says. One out of every five dollars we spend will be for health care, and Uncle Sam will be footing more of the bill. Amy Scott reports.

Airbus takes another hit, but it's still competing

Feb 21, 2007
British Airways announced it's buying four new jets from Boeing — not Airbus — with the option to buy four more. John Newhouse, author of a new book on the Boeing-Airbus rivalry talks with Kai Ryssdal.

An MIT education — no charge

Feb 21, 2007
MIT has an alternative pricing plan for its courses. Total cost: not much more than an Internet connection. And you get everything regular students get . . . except the diploma. Janet Babin reports.

Borrow now to party and gamble . . . responsibly

Feb 21, 2007
The payday-lending industry's spending $10 million to polish its image and adopt a few regulations — before the government does. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Wal-Mart preaches diversity to suppliers

Feb 21, 2007
Wal-Mart has approached its major suppliers with another initiative — boosting diversity within their ranks. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Find your child a mate? It's a walk in the park

Feb 21, 2007
Tens of millions of China's young people are unmarried and too busy working in the new Chinese economy to look for spouses. In Shanghai, parents are lending a hand with a trip to People's Park. Scott Tong reports.