Marketplace AM for April 13, 2006

Episode Description 

One dollar portrait

Ever wonder where the portrait of George Washington that adorns the dollar bill comes from? Reporter Sean Cole visits a Boston Museum to get the answer.

Googling the future

CNET editor Brian Cooley talks to host Mark Austin Thomas about where Google goes from here.

Oh, how he longs for Yesterday

Michael Jackson may be selling his stake in the Sony music catalog -- the one with all the Beatles songs in it. It's part of his effort to stay out of bankruptcy. Alisa Roth reports.

Credit card fees targeted in Europe

European authorities have threatened to take legal action against the world's major credit card companies. At issue are the fees Visa and MasterCard charge businesses to accept their cards. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

How do you say Google in Chinese?

Google's making all kinds of noise in China. This week, the search engine announced it's opening a research lab there. And that's not all. Jocelyn Ford reports.

The Vioxx effect

The legal troubles of the once popular pain medication have sapped investor enthusiasm for drug company shares. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Health, Investing

Trans fats across the globe

A new report concludes MacDonald's fries in much of the US contain considerably more harmful trans fats than Mickey D's popular potatoes in other parts of the world. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us why.
Posted In: Health

Beef fix

Three of the largest beef producers in the US have been found guilty of colluding to keep beef prices artificially low to drive smaller competitors out of business. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

Mexican leftist courts businesses

Mexico's center-left presidential candidate is hoping to broaden his appeal by reaching out to the Mexican business community. Dan Grech looks at how well the strategy is likely to succeed.
Posted In: Canada

Hybrid hype

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says hybrid cars make little business sense for automakers because of their high cost to build and purchase. Rachael Dornhelm has more.