Marketplace AM for December 20, 2005
China has fine tuned the way it measures its economy, and the new numbers make China's economy 17% bigger, and growing faster than previously thought. It turns out the old way of measuring GDP missed a lot of the service sector. Jocelyn Ford reports.
History was made in the London stock market today. For the first time, a company from the former Soviet Union joined the index of top 100 British shares. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Exxon Mobil and BP sit on a fair amount of natural gas in Alaska's north slope. Yesterday state authorities sued them, for, well... sitting on it, instead of bringing it to market. The state wants to build a pipeline to transport the gas to the southern Alaskan port of Valdez. Scott Tong reports.
The Big Apple is now dealing with a major transit strike. Amy Scott reports on the enormous costs to local businesses, and how they're coping.
More and more airlines are calling on lightly regulated foreign shops to maintain their aircraft. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, that's cause for concern for many.
Plans are in the works to offer two million Texas customers high-speed Internet over electrical utility lines. Alex Cohen looks at what impact this might have on the future of Internet delivery.
Negotiations could be wrapped today in a deal that would see Google acquire a 5% share in AOL. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the high stakes drama surrounding the talks.
Votes could be certified as early as today in Bolivia's election of left-leaning candidate Evo Morales. Dan Grech looks at what the election is likely to mean in economic terms.