The online auction service has set its sights on Europe. But as Janet Babin reports, the Old World has some obstacles that might limit eBay's growth there.
Yesterday GM announced major pay and benefit cuts. Now Ford is offering a buyout deal to workers. It sounds hard to refuse: Lots of cash up front, IF you forfeit your benefits. That's one of the choices the Ford plant workers could be sifting through as the company moves forward with its restructuring plans. Janet Babin reports.
While GM struggles, Toyota is seeing strong sales. From the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.
The search engine has banned BMW's German Web site over charges that it attempted to manipulate its search ranking. Janet Babin has more.
Toyota is still the world's second biggest automaker, behind GM. But it's #1 in profits. The company made more than $4 billion in the last quarter, up 34% from a year ago. Analysts see continued smooth driving ahead. Janet Babin reports.
What if you had to buy a stamp every time you sent an email? That would get pretty expensive. Well, AOL and Yahoo think charging companies per email might be a way to discourage them from spamming you to death. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
Wendy's has seen some frosty sales numbers lately. Today, the fast food company meets with analysts - to try to convince them things are turning around. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
The patent dispute that might shut down Blackberries - those mobile e-mail devices - has revived debate about US patent law. Many have been complaining that the system is in desperate need of reform. Academics say it's stifling innovation and costing millions. But for those doing the inventing, flush with patent cash, the system is working fine. From the Innovations desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports.
Reports that Google was looking to buy digital music provider Napster sent shudders through the music industry yesterday. Google later denied the reports, but many want the search engine to join the music distribution fray and change the rules. Janet Babin has more from the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio.
Eastman-Kodak is the world's largest maker of photographic film, but these days lots of people don't even use film to take pictures. As a result, the company posted its fifth consecutive loss today and warned it could lose more than a billion dollars more this year. Some now say it could be years before the company fully crosses the digital divide. From Marketplace's Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio, Janet Babin reports: