Latest Stories

Latest Stories


Corporate raider pushing London deal?

| Jan 10, 2007
The London Stock Exchange has been rebuffing takeover advances by NASDAQ, but the playing field might be shifting. Corporate raider Samuel Heyman has increased his stake in the LSE above 10 percent.
Posted In: Canada

Screen all cargo?

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 9, 2007
At the top of today's Democratic agenda: a bill to implement most of the 9/11 Commission recommendations, including screening all cargo that enters the U.S. by sea or air. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

I'll take those 2 companies over there

Dan Grech | Jan 9, 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez plans to nationalize his country's biggest telecom and power companies. And it's no accident both are controlled by U.S. firms. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Actors' strike lacks drama, but it's closely watched

Steve McNally | Jan 9, 2007
Television actors in Canada are on strike. It's a remarkably tame affair and no one has wallked off the job. But Hollywood is keeping an eye on it. Steve McNally reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Apple picks up phone, drops Computer

Lisa Napoli | Jan 9, 2007
Apple Computer has changed its name to just . . . Apple. CEO Steve Jobs made the announcement while unveiling the new iPhone today. Lisa Napoli was observing and talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's new — and exciting.

Minimum wage hike, minimum effect

| Jan 9, 2007
The House is expected to pass an increase in the federal minimum wage tomorrow. But economist and commentator Susan Lee says an increase isn't the best way to help those who might need it most.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Haiti sinks hopes in treasure hunters

| Jan 9, 2007
Treasure hunters regularly dive among the sunken ships that dot Haiti's waters. It's one thing to bring a haul up from the depths, and quite another to weather corruption and political instability. Reed Lindsay reports.

Feeding on myths, stories and image

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 9, 2007
Author Barry Glassner says for many Americans it's not "You are what you eat," it's "You eat what you think you are." He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "The Gospel of Food."
Posted In: Retail

U.K. at risk of great depression

Rico Gagliano | Jan 9, 2007
The singer Morrissey — not exactly Mr. Happy — is in talks with the BBC to write Britain's entry in a European song contest. The Marketplace Players have an exclusive version of what we might expect.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

It's all about <i>how</i> you raise minimum wage

| Jan 9, 2007
The federal minimum wage hasn't been touched in a decade, but it looks like it'll finally be bumped up to $7.25 an hour. Commentator and economist Len Burman says we oughta be doing this more often.