Marketplace AM for April 25, 2006
Today French President Jacques Chirac announced a series of industrial projects with Germany worth $2.5 billion. Among them: funding for a new search engine to rival Google. Alistair Sandford reports.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox testifies before the Senate Banking Committee today. When he took the reins of the SEC last year, many thought Cox would be a friend to Big Business. As Scott Tong reports, that hasn't been the case.
As Congress reconvenes from its spring recess, immigration is expected to return as a top priority. As Hillary Wicai reports, the Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from economists today on the costs and benefits of immigrant laborers.
The second of two public hearings on plans by Wal-Mart to launch an industrial bank is scheduled for today in Overland, Kan. And as Rachel Dornhelm reports, the retail giant appears ready to agree to conditions to win regulator approval.
The Internet auctioneer is trying to offer a more traditional shopping experience by test driving a new Web site that offers products at fixed prices. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Now that Brazil's on target to achieve energy self sufficiency by mid-year, it wants to work with its neighbors to reach the same goal for the region. Paolo Prado reports.
A growing number of young professionals say they won't work for companies that don't provide employees flexibility to balance their work and private lives. Hillary Wicai reports.
Commentator Matthew Bishop says the US risks hamstringing small business if strict accounting rules to prevent another Enron collapse aren't loosened.