Marketplace AM for February 6, 2007

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Skinny is wearing thin

Commentator Jessica Seigel says the American fashion industry's refusal to institute minimum weight rules on the runway is just one sign of a "thin is in" mentality that's bad for everyone, including the bottom line.

A measly $2.88 billion for BP

Lower oil prices have been slowly siphoning profits from all the Big Oil companies, but BP announced today that its fourth-quarter profit fell to a two-year low because of all that extra safety spending.
Posted In: Canada

Kodak's last shot?

Kodak is entering the inkjet printer market with a line using ink that lasts for 100 years. That's more than seven times what's out there now, but it might be longer than the company survives if this strategy doesn't work.
Posted In: Science

Ganging up on Google

Europe's telecom giants want to launch their own mobile search engine to compete with Google for the online advertising dollars (and euros) directed at their 600 million customers.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Keeping caviar off the menu

A U.N. panel lifted a year-old trade ban on beluga caviar yesterday, but a group of American chefs is saying not so fast. They've asked the U.N. to put the ban back.

Holding contractors accountable

Are we the taxpayers getting our money's worth out of government contractors? Congress takes a closer look at the so-called fourth branch of government this week.
Posted In: Washington

EPA in the hot seat

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is on the Hill today to answer for his agency's actions. And critics in the newly-empowered Democratic Congress won't make it easy for him.
Posted In: Washington

Women changing the rules of business

Author Margaret Heffernan has researched women-owned businesses and come to the conclusion that they're doing a lot of things right - and, in some ways, better than their male counterparts.
Posted In: Books

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