Marketplace AM for January 11, 2007

Episode Description 

Happy birthday, Mr. Hamilton

Business historian John Steele Gordon offers his thanks to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who richly deserves his place in history — and on the $10 bill.

Puttin' Taj on the Ritz

The original Ritz-Carlton in Boston gets a new owner today and, yes, Mumbai-based Taj Hotels will change the iconic hotel's name. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Travel

States explore universal health care

Governors of some states are tired of waiting for the federal government to come up with a health care solution, so they're putting forth their own proposals. Chris Farrell says they're perfectly reasonable.

Talk of a radio merger

Executives at both XM and Sirius satellite radio said this week that they like the idea of a merger and stocks jumped on the news. But not everyone's buying it, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Science

iPhone attracts British suitors

British cell companies are rushing in to secure deals to provide service for Apple's new iPhone in the UK. But they might be overlooking one important detail, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Keep stuffing those celebrity gift bags

No Golden Globes gift bags?! The Marketplace Players make a plea to save our favorite celebrities from a swagless awards season.
Posted In: Entertainment

Flat gadgets, flat profits

Consumers keep buying bigger, better flat-panel TVs and sleeker, skinnier mobile phones — but electronics makers aren't seeing fat profits. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Retail

Congress revisits stem cell funding

Congress considers legislation today that would make more embryonic stem cells available for federal funding. And this time proponents may have enough votes to override the President's veto, Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Cloned cow birth in UK causes panic

Reports that an American cloned cow gave birth to a calf on a commercial farm in Britain — and without the government's knowledge — has led to a case of cloned food paranoia in the UK.
Posted In: Canada, Science

First taste of Texas tea

A prospector struck oil near the city of Beaumont, Texas this week back in 1901. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.