Marketplace AM for February 15, 2005

Episode Description 

Celebrity ads

You've probably seen the new Heineken ad featuring Brad Pitt being chased by a mob of paparazzi as he tries to buy a six-pack. Pitt's not the only A-list celebrity endorsing products these days. Reporter Apryl Lundsten finds out why celebrities seem to be okay with what was once seen as selling out.

Regional trade deals

Venezuela yesterday reached a trade agreement with Brazil's state-run oil company. It's one of many such deals Venezuela may forge with other state oil businesses as a way to distance itself from the U-S. Marketplace Americas Desk correspondent Dan Grech reports. And commentator Michael Lind says don't expect a true global market any time soon.