Marketplace AM for April 24, 2006

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Enron trial continues

Economist Eric Talley tells host Mark Austin Thomas that we should expect few fireworks from former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay's time on the witness stand.

It's Ken Lay's turn

Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay takes the witness stand in the Enron fraud trial today. And as Alisa Roth reports, his main defense is likely to be: "I had no idea what was going on."

Custom made for India

Computer hardware and software makers are looking to cash in on India's non-English speaking market by offering products they can use in their own languages. Miranda Kennedy has more.

Table of contents brought to you by...

You might find something unexpected when you open your issue of Time or People today — the table of contents. As Amy Scott reports, an advertiser paid big money to make it easy to find.

L'appel de Microsoft

Software maker Microsoft goes before Europe's second highest court of appeals today to argue it didn't break European Union anti-trust laws. Sarah Gardner reports.

The new, natural 7UP

The Uncola is ditching sodium and chemical preservatives in an effort to attract health-conscious consumers, but will it be enough to revive slumping sales? Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Health

Investment in non-profits

A new report says non-profits have a hard time landing major capital investment. Helen Palmer explains why.
Posted In: Investing

European highway merger

Two of Europe's largest highway operators are trying to become one. The merger would be worth $17 billion and create the world's largest single operator of privately-owned paved roads. Alasdair Sandford reports.

China cozies up to Africa

Chinese President Hu Jintao is headed to Africa looking for oil. China's growing economy is increasingly dependent upon Africa's natural resources. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Google vs. old media

In this edition of The Sloan Sessions, Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks to host Lisa Napoli about the recent ups and downs of new and old media.
Posted In: Wall Street

Dollar takes a hit

Today the dollar dropped against a bunch of Asian currencies. You can blame a meeting this weekend in D.C. for that. Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Economy

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