Marketplace AM for February 22, 2006
The Spanish government is says it will thwart the world's largest takeover bid for a utitlity firm. The German energy group EON has offered $35 billion for the Spanish power company ENDESA. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.
The state of Alaska reached a deal yesterday to build a long-sought natural gas pipeline. After a year of negotiations, Exxon Mobil, BP, and Conoco Phillips agreed to pay a 20% tax on their revenues in Alaska if the deal goes forward. Amy Scott reports.
Commentator Rudy Maxa looks at the complications of air travelers flying with Fido.
Despite concerns over deaths linked to their current model of stun gun, the makers of the Taser are unveiling a new shotgun version that can immobilize targets from as far away as 100 yards. Dan Grech has more.
The newspaper and magazine industries are planning a media blitz aimed at stemming the flight of advertisers to other outlets, particularly the Internet. Curt Nickisch reports.