Marketplace AM for December 13, 2006

Episode Description 

A recipe for economic slowdown

There's been a lot of talk about economic populism in Congress lately, but commentator David Frum argues that a little protectionism and redistribution can do a lot of harm.
Posted In: Economy

Time to raise the bar on hedge funds?

Do wealth limits for buying into hedge funds protect average investors or just help the rich get richer? The SEC meets today to consider what to do with those requirements. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Washington

More merger talk in the air

Ever since US Air made a bid for Delta last month, merger mania has hit the airline industry. Just this morning, word of two possible deals. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Travel

Harrah's considers buyout offers

The board of the world's largest casino company meets today to consider competing buyout offers from three private equity firms and a hedge fund. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

SEC reconsiders Sarbanes-Oxley

Federal regulators are expected today to offer some relief for smaller companies that have been complaining about the cost of complying with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

New antidepressant warning?

There's already a safety warning for children, but today an FDA panel looks at whether labeling on antidepressants should include increased risk of suicide for adults too. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Christmas tree surplus

A glut of Christmas trees on the domestic market has forced growers to look for sales opportunities abroad. Chris Lehman reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Steel power lunch

This week in 1900, one of the girders of the U.S. industrial economy was formed over a lunch meeting. Stacy Vanek-Smith has the history.

EU crackdown on chemicals

The European Union's REACH law is expected to pass today. It would regulate use of chemicals in products sold in the EU — and that could cost U.S. companies big-time. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Corporate America and foreign oil

Big business is organizing to lobby Washington about overseas oil dependence. Host Scott Jagow talks to Goldman Sachs' vice-chairman Bob Hormats about the group's mission.
Posted In: Washington

Making nice in China . . . for now

The U.S. trade delegation in China is off to an amicable start, but the mood may change tomorrow when the U.S. presents its list of complaints. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

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