Marketplace AM for December 27, 2006

Episode Description 

Former President Gerald Ford dies

Our 38th President, Gerald Rudolph Ford, died Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. At 93, he was the longest-lived U.S. president.
Posted In: Washington

Predicting oil's future

2006 saw oil and gas prices make a rapid rise into record territory before settling somewhat. So what should we expect to pay at the pump in 2007?
Posted In: Economy

Green is the new bottom line

As energy costs and climate change made headlines in 2006, many businesses began to change their wasteful ways and adopt more sustainable practices. But it's still all about profit.

A worm in the Apple?

A published report claims that Apple Computer falsified documents in connection with the granting of stock options — which could bring the case into the criminal realm. Janet babin reports.
Posted In: Crime

New home sales caveat

November's new home sales numbers are due out today. They're expected to be up slightly, but that might not mean much. Rico Gagliano explains.
Posted In: Housing

Foreign firm buys chunk of American

There must be profits in those planes. An investment fund from Iceland has bought a 6 percent stake in American Airlines. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Toyota: No alliance talk

Following reports that Toyota is considering a partnership with Ford Motors, the Japanese automaker has announced that the two did meet, but says they did not discuss the possibility of forming any alliance.
Posted In: Auto

Vista glitch could short sales

Security experts say the threat from a recently-discovered security flaw in Microsoft's new Vista operating system is minimal, but the news could hurt Vista sales anyway. Jason Paur reports.
Posted In: Science

Making movie history

This week back in 1895 Paris, the Lumiere brothers introduced the world to the film business. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
Posted In: Entertainment

Promote it the UK way

New laws regulating fast food ads aimed at kids are threatening to take a bite out of Burger King's profits in the UK. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada