Marketplace PM for May 11, 2007
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U.K. radio's Classic FM says its audience now boasts almost half a million young teens — 50 percent more than February. The Marketplace Players wish the great composers were around to take advantage of the new youth market.
Congress and the Bush administration have taken the first step toward approving trade agreements with four countries. But John Dimsdale reports that there are still some difficult steps ahead.
A leading bidder for Chrysler says it's taken a $1.5 billion investment from a Russian tycoon with close ties to the Kremlin. Russia expert Anders Aslund talks with Kai Ryssdal about who's involved.
In Lebanon, Sunni and Shia groups are engaged in reconstruction one-upmanship. Ben Gilbert reports that if you expect to be a player in the Middle East, Lebanon is the place to make your mark.
Federal campaign finance laws are complicated. But in Virginia it's simple: Give as much money as you want as many times as you want. The catch? Everybody gets to know. Steve Henn reports.