Latest Stories

Latest Stories

Pages

Fuel economy for the airlines

| Aug 12, 2005
In an effort to help airlines cut costs, Boeing's developed a way to make planes more efficient on runways and tarmacs. Jason Paur reports from Seattle.

Airline etiquette from Rudy Maxa

| Aug 12, 2005
The airline experience just isn't what it used to be, what with airlines ditching everything from pillows to pretzels in an effort to save money, and flights booked past capacity. Commentator Rudy Maxa says it's time for a new airline etiquette.

As Peter Jennings exits, who enters?

| Aug 12, 2005
Longtime television news anchor Peter Jennings died of lung cancer this week, leaving ABC with the question of what to do with their nightly news show. Cheryl Glaser talks to entertainment commentator Michael Speier.

Sports shoes competition

| Aug 12, 2005
It used to be Adidas versus Reebok; now, it'll be Adidas AND Reebok. The two companies agreed last week to a $3.8 billion merger. Sports commentator Michael Knisley says the impact on the business of sports starts in China.

How do you know what you need?

| Aug 11, 2005
There was a line in Pfizer's press release this morning that bears mentioning. The president of Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals Pat Kelly said, in part: We want consumers to be aware of serious medical conditions. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Trudy Lieberman about how this awareness/demand cycle works — she's written about it in the August issue of the Columbia Journalism Review.

Alibaba and Yahoo

| Aug 11, 2005
So, does the Alibaba deal really make sense for Yahoo? Well, part of the answer lies in what sense Yahoo makes of itself, says commentator and writer Andreas Kluth, San Francisco bureau chief of <a href="http://www.economist.com">The Economist Magazine.</a>

All eyes on Hugo Chavez

| Aug 11, 2005
Venezuela's president says foreign oil firms have stiffed his country for about $3 billion in taxes. Marketplace's Americas correspondent Dan Grech reports the tighter controls reflect shifts in Venezuela's foreign policy that have oil companies &mdash; and Washington &mdash; paying attention.

A job that's a treasure?

| Aug 11, 2005
On the face of it, it sounds like a pretty good job: Wine and dine with big-time collectors, travel the world, pull down a salary in the low- to mid-six figures. Plus see great art every day at the office. So why is it that so many prestigious art museums having a hard time filling their top jobs? Joel Rose from WHYY reports.

Little junior on the swing shift

| Aug 11, 2005
This week, hundreds of child care administrators gathered in Washington DC. One of their biggest challenges: finding good care in a 24/7 economy. From the Work and Family desk, Hillary Wicai tells us about one homegrown solution in the Bronx.

The business with steroids and baseball

| Aug 11, 2005
Rafael Palmeiro is heading back to work after serving a 10-day suspension for using steroids. Business of sports analyst David Carter talks to Cheryl Glaser about steroids and baseball.

Pages