Marketplace AM for April 6, 2006

Episode Description 

Farrell on immigration: "Let's do it now!"

Despite listener objections to his call for increased legal immigration to the United States, personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow he's even more convinced the US should throw open its doors.

Steroid cloud hangs over baseball

Business of sports commentator David Carter tells host Mark Austin Thomas that Major League Baseball's ongoing steroids scandal is a growing cause of concern among sponsors.
Posted In: Sports

EU v. US monetary policy

The European Central Bank is expected to leave the Euro-zone interest rate unchanged today when it meets to discuss monetary policy. Alisa Roth reports on the differences between the ECB and the US Federal Reserve Bank.

A new dust-up at The Masters

Exxon-Mobil shareholders have asked the company to explain why it's sponsoring this year's Master's golf tournament, when the Augusta National Golf Club continues to bar women members. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Sports

All eyes are on NYC hotel negotiations

Hotel managers and union locals across the country have their eyes turned toward New York City, where hotel workers and managers are trying to hammer out a new labor contract. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Hurricane insecurity

Word that a major insurer plans to drop hurricane coverage for more than 140,000 homeowners in Florida has residents across the Gulf Coast worried that other insurers will soon follow suit. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Jeffrey's in the skillet

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling will likely get up on the witness stand to defend himself at his conspiracy and fraud trial in Houston today. Amy Scott reports.

The new school lunch

Federal lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation today that would set new standards for school lunches. Gone are sodas, candy bars and snack foods. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Wide disparities in US health care found

The United States may have the world's most effective health care system, but according to a new study, it's far from the most equitable. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Flying to Moscow? You'd better tell the truth

An ability to pass a lie detector test will come in handy if you're flying into Moscow. The airport has introduced a whole new layer of security. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

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