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Marketplace PM for March 13, 2007
Mar 13, 2007

Marketplace PM for March 13, 2007

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Old media sues new media

Mar 13, 2007
Media conglomerate Viacom has sued Google and YouTube for a cool billion dollars, complaining about what it calls YouTube's brazen disregard for intellectual property law. Lisa Napoli reports.

Consumers are at the switch

Mar 13, 2007
Governments in the U.S. and elsewhere are considering phasing out incandescent lights in favor of flourescents to save energy. Commentator Tom McNichol says, in the process, the emphasis should be on consumer priorities.

Sedaris, Leno, watch your backs

Mar 13, 2007
Rico Gagliano of the Marketplace Players says if he could apply the same policy to humor that Treasury Secy. Paulson is advocating for business, it would make him more competitive, too.

Could the economy become subprime?

Mar 13, 2007
Subprime lenders are in trouble. Foreclosures are up. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about why that matters for the larger housing market and the whole economy.
A foreclosure sign hangs in front of a home in Miami.
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Channel and Web surfing from the same couch?

Mar 13, 2007
Google and Microsoft want the federal government to approve a device that would make the Internet available over your TV. Broadcasters aren't pleased about that. Janet Babin reports.

Hard targets on climate change

Mar 13, 2007
A bill unveiled in Britain today would commit the government to cutting carbon emissions by 60 percent by the middle of the century. Stephen Beard reports.

Paulson gets some high-priced analysis

Mar 13, 2007
Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson's worried that too many rules are costing American businesses too much money. He asked a gathering of top business leaders today what they thought. Pat Loeb reports.

Mending fences, not building them

Mar 13, 2007
President Bush is in Mexico, meeting with President Felipe Calderon. Their conversation's turned to immigration reform and trying to keep Mexican workers at home. Dan Grech reports.

A small price to pay for security

Mar 13, 2007
Mexican insurance companies are getting into the microfinance market. And Jordana Gustafson reports from Puebla, Mexico, that micro-insurance could be coming soon.

Volatility on Wall Street

Mar 13, 2007
Several factors came together today, sending the Dow down 242.66. Kai Ryssdal checks in with economist Diane Swonk to get her view on the market's drop.