May 12, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Louisiana law clinics stripped of cash?

May 12, 2010
Louisiana legislature has introduced a bill that would make it harder for law schools and law students to fight for compensation after disasters like BP's oil spill. Eve Troeh reports.

Making sense of China's ups and downs

May 12, 2010
Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports on whether the U.S. has good reason to be worried about China's economy given the recent volatility in its markets.

Climate change fight like the Cold War

May 12, 2010
Strobe Talbott, president of the Broookings Institution, talks to Kai Ryssdal about how the Cold War relates to today's environmental battles.

Offshore oil drilling is still necessary

May 12, 2010
Commentator David Frum says despite the recent BP catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, we should keep drilling for oil.

Letters: Housing, education and more

May 12, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving the housing industry, cuts in education, the death of the print business, and whether children actually make people happier.

Say goodbye to outrageous phone bills?

May 12, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission says it wants to find a way to put an end to phone bills that number in the hundreds or maybe even in the thousands of dollars. Brett Neely reports.

Gov't squishy on catfish inspections

May 12, 2010
U.S. farmers say imported catfish should be more rigorously inspected, but some suspect it's just a ploy to cut off competition. John Dimsdale reports.

All polluters not equal under new bill

May 12, 2010
Under the energy and climate bill introduced today, new limits on carbon dioxide pollution wouldn't hit all industries at once, and oil companies wouldn't be allowed into the carbon trading market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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