Marketplace PM for July 13, 2006
Jul 13, 2006

Marketplace PM for July 13, 2006

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Checking Earth's vital signs

Jul 13, 2006
Worldwatch Institute's latest report on the health of our planet finds that the global economy is booming — but it's taking a toll on the environment. Helen Palmer reports.

Beirut bombing halts air traffic

Jul 13, 2006
Beirut's been experiencing its first economic boom since Lebanon's civil war ended — but it's based largely on tourism. How will today's attacks affect the economy there? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to the Wall Street Journal's Karby Leggett.

The end of ZIRP as we know it

Jul 13, 2006
That's Zero Interest Rate Policy — long Japan's response to a decade of deflationary recession. But tomorrow, Japan's central bank is expected to reinstate interest rates for the first time in five years. Steve Herman has the story.

Breaking up Sony BMG?

Jul 13, 2006
Back in 2004, Sony Music merged with BMG to create the world's second largest music company. Today, a European court ruling may unravel that merger. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.

"Dead Zone" threatens shrimp fishery

Jul 13, 2006
Sam Eaton reports on how agricultural runoff in the Mississippi River continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, suffocating sea life and threatening a once-thriving Louisiana industry. <nobr><em>First of two parts.</em></nobr>

Wal-Mart relaxes its theft policy

Jul 13, 2006
Retail giant Wal-Mart has relaxed its zero-tolerance shoplifting policy. It's stopped prosecuting people who steal less than $25 in goods. Lisa Napoli report.

High cost of nuclear energy

Jul 13, 2006
Commentator Mark Hertsgaard says G8 leaders are overestimating the benefits and underestimating the costs of nuclear power.

Strike on Israeli port city

Jul 13, 2006
The Israeli port city of Haifa &mdash; well inside the country's borders &mdash; was hit by rockets today, an attack that preceded Israel's second bombing of Beirut's airport. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to journalist Hillary Krieger.

A wrench in Rosneft's IPO

Jul 13, 2006
Russian energy giant Rosneft was set to go public tomorrow in Moscow and on the London Stock Exchange, but the threat of legal action may halt those plans. Stephen Beard reports

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