Marketplace AM for April 3, 2006

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GM to sell off GMAC

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.

Now showing on your PC

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.

Lucent-Alcatel deal could face opposition

The $33-billion merger of Lucent Technologies of the U.S. with the French telecom equipment company Alcatel could run into political difficulties on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Immigration debate drives a wedge into GOP

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.
Posted In: Washington

And now, the 'Blook' prize

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.

Lay and Skilling to get their say

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.

A green building in China

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.

Cell phones sales are hot in India

In India, people are buying cell phones like crazy. Motorola has just announced an aggressive plan to get in on that action. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

More troubles ahead for former Enron CEO

With the Enron trial resuming in Houston today, Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow that the legal woes of former Enron CEO Ken Lay don't stop with the current case.
Posted In: Wall Street

Going bankrupt isn't cheap

Economist Eric Talley and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss the paradox of why it costs so much money for companies to declare bankruptcy.
Posted In: Economy