Marketplace PM for July 31, 2007
Jul 31, 2007

Marketplace PM for July 31, 2007

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Segments From this episode

House approves lobbyist reform

Jul 31, 2007
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill today requiring lobbyists to disclose their contributions to charities with ties to members of Congress. But the bill has some contenders as it moves on to the Senate. Steve Henn reports.

Lawyers target distributors for liability

Jul 31, 2007
When American consumers are injured by unsafe Chinese imports, it's hard to figure out who to sue. As Steve Tripoli reports, most lawyers here are choosing targets close to home.

One company's trash is another's lawsuit

Jul 31, 2007
Entrepreneur Tom Szaky found a way to harness the power of unusable organic material and turn it into plant food. But fertilizer giant Miracle-Gro thinks the product reeks. Alex Goldmark has the dirt.

Overseas sales help GM profits thrive

Jul 31, 2007
General Motors has had its third profitable quarter in a row, thanks largely to consumers overseas. Jill Barshay reports on who's buying these cars abroad.

Nanotech not a nano-sized threat

Jul 31, 2007
There are still many unanswered questions about the safety of nanotechnology, but the FDA doesn't require any regulations when it's used in products. Commentator Bill Hammack says to be wary.

Legal fees grease News Corp deal

Jul 31, 2007
Bancroft family members unsure about the News Corp deal realized today that they'd be on the hook for legal fees if things fell through. Kai Ryssdal talks about the change of heart with Aline Van Duyn of the Financial Times.

Would the world miss us?

Jul 31, 2007
If people disappeared from the planet tomorrow, nature would work fast to dismantle most anything man-made. Kai Ryssdal ponders a humanless world with Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us."

Music from the episode

Blood Of Eden Peter Gabriel
Paz Troubleman, Nina Miranda
Static on the Radio Jim White, Aimee Mann, M. Ward, Joe Henry
Static on the Radio Jim White, Aimee Mann, M. Ward, Joe Henry
Static on the Radio Jim White, Aimee Mann, M. Ward, Joe Henry