Marketplace PM for July 3, 2007
Jul 3, 2007

Marketplace PM for July 3, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Beijing not coming clean on pollution

Jul 3, 2007
An upcoming World Bank report has found that pollution in China causes about 750,000 deaths a year. But don't look for that figure in the final report. The Chinese government has pressured the World Bank to leave it out. Sam Eaton reports.

China drives for place in U.S. car market

Jul 3, 2007
China's ZX Auto is teaming up with an American company to assemble vehicles in Mexico and then import them here. The result: An SUV selling for $13,000. Dan Grech reports.

Moving up a blockbuster's payday

Jul 3, 2007
People involved in a hit movie can reap big bucks if they sign a profit-participation deal. But it can take years to get the money. So, a new company is offering cash upfront for rights to future earnings. Tess Vigeland talked with its CEO, Steve Kram.
Steve Kram in the Marketplace studios

Automakers heat up summer incentives

Jul 3, 2007
Detroit automakers have once again jacked up car-buying incentives for the summer. Meanwhile, Japanese car manufacturers are using their own version to entice consumers. Alisa Roth reports.

$1 million to rat out your company!

Jul 3, 2007
An alliance of software companies is offering up to a cool seven figures to whistleblowers who report their companies' use of pirated or illegally copied computer programs. Helen Palmer reports.

Will safety rise with higher drug fee?

Jul 3, 2007
Congress is expected to significantly increase a fee assessed to drug companies that helps the FDA run its drug approval process. But not everyone thinks the extra money will make drugs safer. Snigdha Prakash reports.

Sills pulled corporations into the arts

Jul 3, 2007
Opera soprano Beverly Sills, died Monday at 78. In a 2002 Marketplace commentary, she argued for corporate America to invest its money -- and time -- in the arts. In remembrance, we offer it again.

Music from the episode

Port Of Rico Illinois Jacquet
Obscured by Clouds Pink Floyd
Answer Sarah McLachlan
La Bohème / Act 1: "Che gelida manina" Giacomo Puccini, Andrea Bocelli, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
No Cars Go Arcade Fire

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