Marketplace AM for April 7, 2006

Episode Description 

Baseball's still a big hit with fans

Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad tells host Scott Jagow that baseball's popularity is up this year despite the cloud of a steroids scandal.
Posted In: Sports

Immigration debate comes down to dollars

Commentator Michael Scherer argues that the debate over immigration isn't so much about national security versus job security. It's about money.
Posted In: Washington

Less satisfaction in Shanghai

The Rolling Stones are playing their first show in China tomorrow night. But it might be a little tamer than their used to. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Jobless numbers could add to inflation worries

Unemployment figures for March are due out today and indications are they'll show the job market is on the upswing. But as Alisa Roth reports, what's good news for job seekers is a red flag for inflation hawks.
Posted In: Economy

Ford offers interest-free loans for hybrids

Looking to make headway in a market now dominated by Toyota, Ford has unveiled plans to offer interest-free loans on its hybrid vehicles. Cheryl Glaser looks at whether the hybrid Escape can compete with the Prius.

Berlusconi's running against the economy

Italians go to the polls on Sunday to decide whether long-time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will keep his job. As Megan Williams reports from Rome, Italy's sluggish economy may hurt Berlusconi's chance at re-election.
Posted In: Canada

All that glitters . . .

The price of gold has hit highs not seen in 25 years. So why isn't the jewelry industry celebrating? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing

A bounce for Boeing

Shares of the aircraft maker have hit records highs as orders for airplanes pick up both here and abroad. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

India's dam dilemma

Proposals to raise the height of a hydroelectric dam in India have pitted the villagers to be displaced by the project against poor communities that want electricity. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .
Posted In: Health, Washington

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