Marketplace AM for April 3, 2006
Posted In: Washington
The U.S. Senate digs into immigration reform this week, including a bill that would create a guest worker program. The president and many immigrant groups support the idea, but it's pitting Republican against Republican. Scott Tong reports.
The first Lulu Blooker awards are to be given out today to the best "blooks," or books based on blogs or websites. The awards are as much about generating a market for "blooks" as they are about recognizing outstanding content. Janet Babin reports.
Former Enron chiefs Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling get the chance to tell their version of the company's collapse as the defense begins its case today in the fraud and conspiracy trial against the two men. Tess Vigeland reports.
Jocelyn Ford tours Beijing's first certified green building and examines the growing market for environmentally friendly construction in the world's fastest growing economy.
Looking to raise much needed cash, General Motors today announced its plans to sell the majority stake of its financing arm to a private equity group. Bob Moon reports.
Hollywood has been afraid to offer movie downloads. It's been worried about piracy. But today, the studios announced a new service for selling feature films online. Amy Scott reports.