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Marketplace PM for March 7, 2007
Mar 7, 2007

Marketplace PM for March 7, 2007

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Paulson takes open-markets message to China

Mar 7, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is expected to tell the Shanghai Futures Exchange on Thursday that it's time for China to get serious about opening its markets. Marketplace's Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's at stake.

Pumping up its production

Mar 7, 2007
Exxon Mobil announced it's going to spend about $20 billion a year to boost production by a million barrels a day through the end of the decade. But Sam Eaton reports that there's less to the news than meets the eye.

Iran raises gasoline prices on itself

Mar 7, 2007
The Iranian parliament raised the price of its heavily subsidized gasoline and moved toward rationing supplies. Kai Ryssdal talked to reporter Roxana Sabieri to see how this is going down in Teheran.

Ruling could hit Internet radio's stop button

Mar 7, 2007
Web broadcasters are warning lawmakers about a sharp increase in federally-mandated music royalties they say could drive them out of business. Bob Moon reports.

China practices some power politics

Mar 7, 2007
Beijing's announcement that it's increasing military spending got some attention in Washington. Commentator Robert Reich explains that's just what the Chinese wanted.

Congress takes interest in credit card fees

Mar 7, 2007
Executives from some of the biggest credit card companies found themselves on the defensive on Capitol Hill today over their fees and interest rates. John Dimsdale reports.

Shots all around at L.A.'s restaurants?

Mar 7, 2007
Los Angeles County officials are considering whether to give Hepatitis A vaccinations to some 100,000 food-service workers after an infected cook was found to be working for a local catering company. Helen Palmer reports.

Bush to avoid Chavez supporters on trip

Mar 7, 2007
President Bush will head to Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. But he won't be going to countries where the politics are aligned with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Dan Grech reports.