Marketplace AM for January 24, 2006
How much do you know about the British wireless phone giant Vodafone? Not much? Well, know this -- it's the world's biggest cell phone company by sales. And the reason Americans don't know that much about it is that stateside Vodafone co-owns Verizon Wireless. Today, Vodafone announced it had beaten expectations for customer and revenue growth. But the company angered some investors who want it to sell its stake in Verizon. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
The culture of collusion and price-fixing is alive and well in Europe. But regulators have served notice the end of cartel activity is nigh. Stephen Beard reports.
A group of researchers from Yale and Columbia has devised a scorecard to rate countries on how well they manage their environmental and natural resources. As John Dimsdale reports, the US lags behind most of the developed world.
The Japanese automaker has announced plans to enter its vehicles in NASCAR's elite Nextel and Busch series, currently dominated by the Chevy, Ford and Dodge brands. As Bob Moon reports, it's more about marketing than racing.
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India's growing consumer class can now be up on the latest fashion news. Conde Nast has announced Vogue and Glamour will hit newsstands in India next year. Miranda Kennedy reports that the move is part of the Western publishing industry's initial forays into one of the world's last untapped markets.