Marketplace PM for June 1, 2007
Jun 1, 2007

Marketplace PM for June 1, 2007

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Study: DVRs no big threat to advertising

Jun 1, 2007
A study says TV viewers with DVRs don't fast-forward through commercials as much as advertisers feared, but they still skip them more than half the time. And, viewing of prime-time shows has increased. Janet Babin reports.

Getting new books into young hands

Jun 1, 2007
A nonprofit group has found a new market of readers that the publishing industry usually has trouble reaching — children from low-income families. Alex Goldmark reports.

Job growth improves — but why?

Jun 1, 2007
The government says there were 157,000 new jobs created in May — quite a bounce back from the previous couple of months. Where did all the new jobs come from all of a sudden?

Bankruptcy comes to China . . . and that's good

Jun 1, 2007
Investors and executives are paying special attention to a new corporate bankruptcy law that took effect in China today. It's the country's latest stop on the road to a free-market economy. Scott Tong reports.

Week on Wall Street

Jun 1, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Protests continue over TV-station closing

Jun 1, 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's closure of a popular TV station has prompted continuing protests. In response, he's pledged to create 24 public universities. How are those two things related? Dan Grech explains.

OMB: Let's hear it on earmarks

Jun 1, 2007
A memo from the Office of Management and Budget is ordering agency heads to pass along the specifics of congressional earmarks — those pet projects slipped into spending bills. Hillary Wicai reports.

Massachusetts goes after mortgage predators

Jun 1, 2007
The Bay State's attorney general is cracking down on scam artists who promise to rescue homeowners from foreclosure but are actually out to steal their homes. Steve Tripoli reports.

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