Marketplace AM for January 16, 2006

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Mergers and breakups

Last year set a record for mergers and acquisitions, but companies like Viacom are reversing that trend by breaking into parts. Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow that either way, investment bankers make a ton of money.
Posted In: Wall Street

King's legacy

Host Brian Watt talks to Bruce Gordon, president and CEO of the NAACP, about Martin Luther King's economic legacy.
Posted In: Economy

Chilean natural gas shortage

Jordana Gustafson reports from Chile, where a shortage of natural gas has residents -- and the country's brand new president -- worried about a possible energy crisis.
Posted In: Canada

Back to school in NOLA

Tulane, Xavier, Dillard and Loyola Universities all reopen for classes this week. This should help the city's struggling economy and the schools, which suffered hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Janet Babin reports.

King's estate

The King Center in Atlanta has fallen into disrepair over the years. Many officials are calling for the King family to sell the Center to the National Park Service, arguing that it and several other buildings are part of the country's heritage. Hillary Wicai reports.

The Golden Globes

The big studios got spurned this award season, as indie films swept the nominations for the Golden Globe Awards. What would a win mean economically for a film that doesn't necessarily have mass appeal? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Universal flu vaccine

Helen Palmer reports on the race among drug companies to find a universal flu vaccine to treat a possible outbreak of avian flu.
Posted In: Health, Science

Katrina cars

Whatever happened to all those cars we saw flooded to their rooftops on TV during last fall's hurricanes? Alex Cohen reports that used car buyers south of the border might not like the answer.

Business opportunity in India

US Senators and business leaders are wrapping up a visit to China... and the equally-appealing India. Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi.

Economic sanctions against Iran?

Stephen Beard reports on a meeting held in London to discuss the possibility of economic sanctions against nuclear upstart Iran.

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