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Marketplace AM for April 4, 2006

Episode Description 

Google, Yahoo act like stock exchanges

Commentator Andreas Kluth says Internet companies like Google and Yahoo are starting to act like a stock exchange for Web content.

Tech goes Hollywood

Dennis Nishi reports on the culture clash between Silicon Valley and Tinseltown as tech companies move to the Los Angeles area.

The dollar is losing ground

The greenback seems to be sinking in a sea of troubles. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Economy

There's a building boom?

Construction spending hit records highs in February, according to newly released figures. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes a look at just what exactly was fueling the boom.

Fannie and Freddie are too fat, study says

A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta concludes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's investment portfolios are outsized and threaten the nation's financial system. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

Starbucks brews up a movie promotion

The coffee retailer becomes a movie marketer today, launching a publicity campaign to promote a film it also helped produced. Alisa Roth has more.

Ethanol comes of age

The corn-based alternative fuel is increasingly moving from the purview of farm cooperatives to the focus of IPOs and shareholders. Curt Nickisch looks at ethanola€™s economic rite of passage.

Wine find

Constellation Brands, the world's largest winery, has added more spirits to its roster with the acquisition of Vincor International. Janet Babin reports.

Can Big Business save the planet?

A Senate committee today considers ways to keep gas-guzzling from destroying the environment. Some of the most ambitious plans come from an unlikely source: Big business. Alex Cohen reports.

Pay attention! T-note yield is near 2-year high

Talk about the yield on the 10-year Treasury note may go in one ear and out the other, but it's important, especially if you own a home. The yield tells us about long-term interest rates. And it's around a two-year high. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy