Marketplace AM for January 22, 2007

Episode Description 

Feds taking no chances

The U.S. banned online gaming last fall, but now there are reports that the FBI is asking investment banks for information as it looks for evidence that overseas gaming sites are taking money from U.S. customers.
Posted In: Crime, Science

New passport rules take effect tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, anyone flying anywhere outside the U.S. will need a valid passport. That's worrisome for businesses in Mexico and Canada that count on American tourists. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Travel

Pfizer, heal thyself

The world's largest drug maker could face anemic revenues in '07 and the prescription to cure that unhealthy financial outlook is expected to include some 10,000 job cuts. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

And the worst drivers are . . .

Researchers have come up with a new traffic database that reveals some statistics which fly in the face of certain driver stereotypes — and auto insurance rates. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Travel

Geothermal energy gathering steam

We already know how to generate energy from the heat trapped below the earth's crust. Now a new study shows it could fill a tenth of our power needs, with zero CO2 emissions. Sam Eaton reports.

Delta discusses US Air bid

US Airways put forth a sweetened hostile bid last month, and now Delta will discuss it with its directors — but only because it has to. Alisa Roth looks at whether the move would make strategic sense.
Posted In: Travel

Sloan Sessions: Office space

There could be a bidding war in the making for commercial office space holder Equity Office Properties. Scott Jagow asks Newsweek's Allan Sloan why it's such a hot property right now.
Posted In: Wall Street

Banking on New Year's resolutionaries

January is a very, very good month for some businesses — especially the ones that make a lot of money off our good intentions. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: Health