Marketplace AM for April 21, 2006
Proposals to exempt small companies from strict accounting rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are expected to be forwarded to the Securities and Exchange Commission this weekend. But as Bob Moon reports, the SEC may not endorse them.
Finance ministers from the G7 industrialized nations and China meet with crude oil producers in Washington today to discuss ways to tame record-breaking oil prices. Alisa Roth reports.
Federal officials have made it clear that they plan to crack down on businesses that employ undocumented immigrants. But will businesses really change their ways? Alex Cohen reports.
As millions prepare for Earth Day observances Saturday, Brian Watt talks to an inventor looking to cure the world's addiction to plastic shopping bags.
Microsoft's Bill Gates arrives in Vietnam Saturday to see firsthand the growth of the country's IT industry. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Nintendo is looking to tap into a new market: video games for grown-ups. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
While America complains about China's trade policies, Europe is lobbing the same criticism at the US. Kyle James reports from Berlin.
Citrus growers in Florida have lost millions of dollars in crops because of two destructive plant diseases. But as Judith Smelser reports, the proposed cure could wipe out half of the state's citrus nurseries.