Marketplace AM for December 28, 2006

Episode Description 

Save the polar bears

The Bush administration has proposed listing polar bears as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. And it's not just the Arctic that will feel the consequences. Sam Eaton explains.

Break out the bubbly index

More champagne equals happier consumers? Economists look at all kinds of indicators to measure consumer sentiment. Alex Goldmark introduces us to the high-end liquor benchmark.
Posted In: Economy

A new brand of labor talks

Striking Goodyear workers vote on a new labor contract today — one that was painstakingly negotiated between management and the labor union and retirees and ... Steve Tripoli has the rest.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Medicare Plan D gets more confusing

As the Medicare drug plan reenrollment deadline fast approaches, a new glitch is causing problems for many seniors. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Book publishing on demand

A new way to distribute books will be unveiled at a dozen bookstores and libraries across the country in 2007. Think of it as a vending machine for books. Janet Babin reports.

Britain pays off WWII debt

Tomorrow Britain will pay the U.S. its final installment on a 61-year-old loan. But the Brits aren't thrilled about it, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Big Three gear down in '06

It was another tough year for GM, Ford and Chrysler. The U.S. automakers are working to turn things around — will they fare better in 2007?
Posted In: Auto

Democrats will play to stay

2007 will see the Democrats return to power in both houses of Congress. John Dimsdale gives us a glimpse of what they have in store for fiscal policy.
Posted In: Washington

Clone chops, anyone? Anyone?

Today the FDA will recommend that meat and milk from cloned pigs and cows be allowed into the food supply &mdash; <i>without</i> a label indicating the food is cloned. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health, Science