Marketplace AM for December 6, 2005
Oil giant Exxon Mobil is returning to Libya after an absence of almost 25 years. The company has signed an oil exploration deal with Col. Quadaffi's regime. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Westin has announced plans to make all its hotels, both in the US and abroad, non-smoking. Will other hotel chains follow suit? Stacey Vanek-Smith has a look.
An estimated 6.3 million undocumented workers are in the US. But who are these migrants, and why are they coming? This morning, the Pew Hispanic Center released a ground-breaking study with some surprising answers. From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
Congress is considering modeling Gulf Coast reconstruction partly on Lower Manhattan's post-9/11 redevelopment efforts. Amy Scott looks at how successful the Liberty Bond program has been in redeveloping New York's downtown.
Conventional wisdom holds job flexibility is largely an issue for working mothers, but commentator Matt Miller argues that guys like it too.
Bill Gates arrives in India today in an effort to increase sales of Microsoft products and services in its fastest growing market. Miranda Kennedy reports.
A federal bankruptcy judge is scheduled to hear arguments today in a case to determine whether individual Catholic churches are owned by their local parishes or by their regional archdioceses. Colin Fogarty reports the outcome of clergy sex abuse lawsuits hangs in the balance.
EU-member countries have been given the go-ahead to assemble lists of air carriers considered too unsafe to operate within their territories. Gretchen Cook has more.