Marketplace AM for April 18, 2006
The United States may be pointing the finger at China over piracy, but as Stephen Beard reports, the US has its own piracy skeletons in its closet.
Historian John Steele Gordon says the lessons from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 could help avoid mistakes in the rebuilding of New Orleans.
Not so long ago, $70 oil seemed unfathomable. Now, we're back there for a second time in a eight months. What's changed? Carola Hoyos, energy correspondent for the Financial Times in London, explains.
The Census Bureau keeps track of who owns what business in this country.A report out today says that in 2002 there were 1.2 million black-owned businesses. That's a 45% increase since 1997. Hillary Wicai reports.
Hu Jintao arrives in the US today -- his first visit as Chinese president. He'll be getting a taste of American business and politics. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.
Some may call Tyco's agreement with the SEC to pay $50 million to settle charges stemming from $1 billion accounting scandal a slap on the wrist. But as Cheryl Glaser reports, the agency doesn't want to punish shareholders twice.
With the price of oil hitting $70 a barrel, calls for increased development of alternative fuels in the US are growing louder. One source could be Brazilian ethanol made from sugar cane. But as Dan Grech reports, policies to protect the U.S. corn-based ethanol industry are keeping the fuel out.
A new report says the coal industry in the Western United States could lose business if it doesn't adapt to cleaner burning technologies. Sam Eaton reports.