Marketplace AM for December 2, 2005

Episode Description 

Baby pictures

From Seattle, Ruby De Luna looks at a fast growing niche in photography-pregnancy shots.

The future of BCS

What's the future of the BCS system for determining the national champion of college football? editor Michael Knisely reviews the possibilities with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Sports

Labor pains

Andrew Stern, head of the largest union of service sector employees, talks to host Cheryl Glaser about the current state of relations between labor and management.

New airline security rules

The TSA launches new guidelines for airport screening today allowing once-banned items like scissors and pocket knives back aboard flights. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the economic considerations behind the move.

EU-OPEC meeting

Officials from the European Union sit down with OPEC representatives today to discuss ways to stabilize the world oil market. Alisa Roth reports.

Wal-Mart's image problem

The retail giant's efforts to improve its image don't appear to be working. A new survey shows 56% of respondents think Wal-Mart "is bad for America." Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

How safe is nanotechnology?

A new Web site offers a clearinghouse of information for consumers concerned about the safety of nanotechnology. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health


Looking to capitalize on new revenue streams, Microsoft is developing its own online classified site to compete with Craigslist. Jason Paur reports from Seattle.


Researchers are developing a new obesity treatment that would use nano-particles to trick the body into eating less. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

China's environmental chief resigns

Today the head of China's environmental protection administration resigned, three weeks after a chemical plant explosion in that country sent toxic benzene into the Songhua River. Beijing Bureau Chief Jocelyn Ford reports.

Venezuela nationalizes oil

President Hugo Chavez is working hard to bring his country's oil industry under state control... and he's succeeding. Dan Grech reports.

Job cuts

Cheryl Glaser talked to economists Ray Perryman and Hugh Johnson about the relationship between job numbers and layoffs.

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