Marketplace PM for July 7, 2006
Jul 7, 2006

Marketplace PM for July 7, 2006

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The economy? Well, on the one hand . . .

Jul 7, 2006
The US labor market added 121,000 jobs last month. But that was below analysts' expectations. Meanwhile, wages were up. Could that signal inflation? Bob Moon reports that economists are scratching their heads about what it all means.

EU considers sacking China's plastic bags

Jul 7, 2006
Another trade war between China and the European Union is brewing. This time it's over disposable plastic bags. Scott Tong reports.

Anger lingers after London bombings

Jul 7, 2006
Ceremonies in Britain today commemorated those who died in last year's subway and bus bombings. But beneath the grief is growing anger over the amount of government support provided to the injured and bereaved. Stephen Beard reports.

Lay's legacy: Commoditize everything

Jul 7, 2006
Commentator and consumer advocate Jamie Court says Kenneth Lay's vision has become the operating principle from Wall Street to Capitol Hill.

Museums ponder collection of admission fees

Jul 7, 2006
There's been talk lately about, for the first time, charging admission to the Smithsonian Institution's 19 museums. Meanwhile, other museums have been dropping admissions fees. Lisa Napoli reports.

Bloomberg fights Feds on immigration

Jul 7, 2006
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells a Senate hearing that the economies of his city and the nation would collapse if illegal immigrants were deported. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Medicaid ID requirements relaxed

Jul 7, 2006
In a victory for consumer activists, the Bush administration has loosened rules requiring specific documentation for Medicaid recipients to prove citizenship. Helen Palmer reports.

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