Jan 31, 2007

Marketplace PM for January 31, 2007

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Congress focuses on middle-class squeeze

Jan 31, 2007
House and Senate hold three hearings on the issue. Democrats accuse Bush of not acknowledging economic forces that are dragging down the middle class. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Investors can't give up smoking profits

Jan 31, 2007
It may not be the most socially responsible business, but tobacco products still do very well. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how Altria's split with Kraft will just give the cigarette maker renewed focus.

Bush picks good day to go to Wall Street

Jan 31, 2007
President Bush addressed the crowd at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan today with pretty good news about the Gross Domestic Product. Host Kai Ryssdal takes us through the highlights.

Republicans: Take a lesson from France

Jan 31, 2007
French politician Nicholas Sarkozy is leading the polls since his nomination to succeed President Jacques Chirac. Commentator David Frum says U.S. Republicans could learn something from the atypical conservative candidate.

Curling up with a good . . . Google book

Jan 31, 2007
Google's plan to make a universal digital library has publishers upset enough to sue. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jeffrey Toobin, who covered the controversy in the latest issue of the New Yorker.

Keeping his people safe, one cautious step at a time

Jan 31, 2007
Wrapping himself in protective gear and taking tiny steps through the woods around the Kosovo-Albanian border, Valdet Dule keeps his community safe from dangerous mines. First in our "World at Work" series.

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