Marketplace AM for April 11, 2006

Episode Description 

Pakistan seeks to grow IT

When you think of fast growing Asian economies, China and India probably come to mind. But what about Pakistan? Miranda Kennedy reports on efforts to turn that country's largest city into an IT powerhouse that would rival India's Bangalore.

What's the plan for Europe's cell phones?

Commentator David Wells says Americans who are upset about cell phone overage charges should consider the plight of the average mobile phone user in Europe.

Skilling's ready and willing

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is expected back on the witness stand today where he'll continue to protest his innocence. But prosecutors are already incorporating his testimony into their cross-examination. Bob Moon reports.

Oil prices climb in Europe

The price of oil closed in on $70 a barrel in European trading this morning. Stephen Beard reports on what's fueling the rise.
Posted In: Canada

Summer gasoline prices expected to rise

The Department of Energy releases its outlook for summer gasoline prices today, and motorists had better prepare for some bad news. Jeff Tyler reports.

US-China trade talks

Representatives from the US and China sit down today to seek resolution on long-simmering trade disputes. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more on what's at stake.
Posted In: Washington

It's first-quarter earnings season

Corporate America is turning in its report cards from the first quarter of the year. Analysts expect the overall picture to be mixed. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Investing

SEC has a new watchdog

Criticized for not being vigilant against investor fraud, the Securities and Exchange Commission has picked a former Merrill Lynch attorney to head its investment management division. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing

Prodi appears to be likely winner in Italy

If Italian opposition candidate Romano Prodi is able to pull out a victory over incumbent Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, he'll have a difficult time getting the country's economy back on track. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Canada

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