Marketplace AM for February 12, 2007

Episode Description 

Sloan Sessions: Great-West tax solution

Newsweek's Allan Sloan says the Canadian insurance company has come up with a crafty way to get money today for tax savings it thinks it'll have in the future.
Posted In: Taxes, Wall Street

Stemming the Boomer retirement tide

One California professor says we need to invest in educating the children of immigrant workers, because they may be our best hope for replacing the wave of Baby Boomers about to leave the workforce.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

One tiny chip, one trillion operations per second

Intel's newest chip is fast alright, but IT expert Barry Fox says what's really revolutionary here is how little energy it runs on.
Posted In: Science

Home Depot's soft spot

The home improvement giant rolls out a new ad campaign today and it's meant to tug at consumers' heartstrings. The retailer is hoping to move past the bad publicity surrounding former CEO Bob Nardelli's departure.

On-screen smoking for adults only?

Most Americans support an automatic R rating for movies that show actors smoking cigarettes. So says a poll out today. If that happened, it could cost the tobacco industry billions.
Posted In: Entertainment, Health

Introducing AFRICOM

Africa is finally getting a little recognition. The Pentagon is creating a U.S. command center for the region in order to, among other things, protect economic interests there — such as oil.
Posted In: Canada

BP shareholders take on executive pay

A group of public pension funds wants the oil giant to connect executive pay to safety, not just cost-cutting. And some are calling for a pay freeze for the outgoing CEO.
Posted In: Canada

London exchange says no to Nasdaq

Nasdaq won over less than a percent of London Stock Exchange shareholders with its hostile takeover bid. And that leaves the LSE free to pursue a partnership with Tokyo.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

NYSE nears transatlantic finish line

While Nasdaq's overseas bid has fizzled, the SEC is reportedly close to approving the NYSE's merger with Euronext.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Venezuela's taking back the power

A Virginia company is selling one of its subsidiaries back to Venezuela for less than half the purchase price as Hugo Chavez makes good on his promise to nationalize the country's energy companies.
Posted In: Canada

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