Marketplace AM for April 14, 2006

Episode Description 

Lords for sale

In a scandal rocking the British government and Prime Minister Tony Blair, investigators claim that wealthy donors have been awarded seats in the House of Lords. Today, police arrested a former government advisor. Stephen Beard reports.

Will Tivo now pause or fast-forward?

TiVo won a huge patent lawsuit Thursday against Echostar, the owner of the Dish Network. A federal jury said Echostar stole Tivo's technology for pausing and rewinding live TV. TiVo gets $74 million, but that might be all it gets. Alisa Roth reports.

WTO slaps US over softwood dispute

The World Trade Organization has called on the United State to return billions of dollars in tariffs imposed on Canadian softwood lumber. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Low-cost malaria treatment

Malaria is one of the developing world's deadliest diseases, but Helen Palmer reports on a new partnership between the private and non-profit sectors to develop a low-cost treatment.
Posted In: Health

Plastic China

Credit cards are gaining popularity in China, and so is credit card fraud. In response, regulators are calling on banks to clamp down on customers they issue the cards to. Jocelyn Ford reports.

First Massachusetts, now Texas?

The Lone Star State is home to the nation's largest percentage of full-time workers without health insurance. As part of efforts to change that, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has proposed offering businesses an incentive to provide employees with health coverage. Ben Philpott has more.
Posted In: Health

Taxing downloads

A growing number of states are slapping a tax on movie, TV and music downloads. Lisa Napoli reports.

Job Files: Coffee broker

If you're going to be a coffee broker, you have to have a passion for what you're doing.

The Holy Land in a bottle

The faithful who can't make it to the Holy Land themselves can show their devotion at home with a new line of products that brings the Holy Land to them. Hilary Krieger reports.

Experience Music Project hasn't caught on

Amy Radil reports on efforts to jump-start a struggling museum in Seattle that's been a vanity project of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.