Marketplace AM for February 21, 2006
They're sipping Hurricanes and throwing beads in New Orleans right now as part of Mardi Gras celebrations. As Curt Nickisch reports, businesses in the Big Easy have a lot at stake.
Looking to cash in on the growing market for energy drinks, Coca Cola is relaunching the Tab brand as a liquid power boost for women. Andrea Gardner reports.
Three British bankers will be extradited to US to face charges related to Enron's collapse. Besides giving prosecutors more targets in the Enron case, the British decision highlights concern about the way the US extradites suspected white collar criminals. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Some high-ranking Republicans are fighting a deal that would transfer some US port operations to a company owned by the government of the United Arab Emirates. But this isn't a left v. right fight. It was the Bush Administration that originally approved the deal last week. Now the governors of New York and Maryland are threatening legal action. Amy Scott tells us what they're trying to do.
While we can't control the price of gas, consumer advocate Jamie Court says we can control how much we spend at the pump.
The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case brought by developers looking to limit the reach of the Clean Water Act. Scott Tong reports.
President Bush visits the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado today to tout his alternative energy agenda. But as Sam Eaton reports, questions remain over whether the nation's top renewable research facility will face budget cuts.