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BP CEO Tony Hayward is touring the world asking rich countries to invest, or keep investing, in his beleaguered company as costs for the Gulf oil spill shoot upwards. Apparently, though, this is not just BP's problem. It turns out the U.S. Justice Department is taking a special interest in these meetings. Krissy Clark reports.
Early this year, President Obama pledged to double U.S. exports over the next five years. Today, he pointed to a 17 percent increase in exports since then, and declared his plan is on track. But with all the jobs we've lost overseas recently, there's a common perception America doesn't make much any more. Bob Moon reports.
The state of Louisiana is asking BP to help pay for mental health counseling to residents hit by the oil spill. Richard LaPratt runs a New Orleans call center that tells people where they can get psychological counseling and other disaster relief services. He talks with Bill Radke.
Egypt is famous for its cotton. Vendors around the world boast of their luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets. But on many small farms, children are involved in all parts of cotton farming. Julia Simon reports.
President Obama wants to double U.S. exports because he says export jobs are one way we can sail out of our economic doldrums. Our conservative commentator David Frum sees another partial way out of our troubles. He's just not sure the Republican Party wants to hear it.
In Shreveport, La., a plant that makes Hummers is preparing to close. And employees are faced with a choice: transfer to another plant or get laid off. Kate Archer Kent reports.
Marketplace for Wednesday, July 7, 2010