Marketplace AM for December 9, 2005
Chileans go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president, and by law, they must vote or pay a fine. Jordana Gustafson reports on the effectiveness of the law.
House and Senate leaders have worked out a compromise to reauthorize provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. Amy Scott looks at the business reaction.
Hong Kong gets ready to welcome 6,000 delegates for the upcoming World Trade Organization conference. China's capitalist stronghold is also getting ready for the protesters that are sure to follow. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Meet Christmas tree farmer Dan Goosen.
Amnesty International says that this week, for the first time since Tiananmen killings in 1989, Chinese armed police have reportedly gunned down citizens with automatic weapons. Jocelyn Ford reports.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Paramount is preparing a bid for Dreamworks. Another movie giant, Universal, is already in talks with Dreamworks. Let the bidding war begin! From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.