Marketplace PM for July 5, 2007
Jul 5, 2007

Marketplace PM for July 5, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Growing plankton for the carbon market

Jul 5, 2007
Entrepreneurs are moving into the effort to reduce greenhouse gases by selling pollution credits that help companies balance out their ecological footprints. One company is taking the concept out to sea. Alex Schmidt reports.

Tour rides on, but under doping cloud

Jul 5, 2007
The Tour de France begins Saturday, still reeling from charges of illegal doping by big-name riders. Diana Nyad discusses with Kai Ryssdal what those charges might mean for fans and broadcasters.

IPOs flood China's stock market

Jul 5, 2007
Much as the U.S. dot-com boom brought forth new companies and their IPOs with frightening regularity, that's what China's stock market is like right now. Alisa Roth reports.

Reliable rumors or insider trading?

Jul 5, 2007
Some unusual stock-market activity reportedly occured before the announcement of Blackstone's purchase of Hilton Hotels. Kai Ryssdal talks with business professor Jim Angel about how some people snap up shares at a bargain, despite insider-trading laws.

Governor travels on nonprofits' dime

Jul 5, 2007
California Gov. Schwarzenegger has let charities pay for some of his pricey overseas trips that feature private jets and four-star hotels. The nonprofits get tax write-offs for the trips — and access, of course. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Californian Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Richard Lewis, AFP/Getty Images

Will new cable boxes change anything?

Jul 5, 2007
Cable TV companies are now required to give customers a new kind of set-top box. It will come with a little card that lets customers go out and buy or lease their own box. What happens then depends on who you ask. John Dimsdale reports.

Only German-speaking spouses allowed

Jul 5, 2007
Germany's parliament has approved a new immigration law requiring non-European Union spouses to speak German before they can join their husbands or wives in the country. Nancy Farghalli reports.
High school students of Turkish descent attend a ceremony honoring them for achieving high school degrees and participating in a program aimed at promoting the integration of children of non-German parents into German society through education.
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Music from the episode

The Mariner's Revenge Song The Decemberists
Old Skool Reunion London Funk Allstars
Old Skool Reunion London Funk Allstars
Old Skool Reunion London Funk Allstars