Marketplace AM for January 4, 2006
Russia and Ukraine have reached a deal over the price of natural gas, ending a pricing dispute that's been swirling since January 1. Ukraine admitted to siphoning off some gas from the pipeline that runs through its borders, and Russia agreed to work with a Ukrainian government with closer ties to the west. But at its base, the deal settles most of the concerns over possible disruption of gas supplies across the EU. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.
Despite the rampant global rise of American fast food chains abroad, reporter Shia Levitt found one Filipino franchise that's holding its own.
Patent protection for drugs like Ambien, Zocor and Zoloft has expired, leaving them open to generic knock-offs. Janet Babin looks at what generic drug companies need to do to cash in.
A new tour of hurricane-devastated areas in New Orleans starts today. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at how tragedy becomes a tourist attraction.
Supporters and opponents of the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court are pouring millions into TV advertising campaigns. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Wall Street
The Feds have found one more charge to levy against former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling -- deception over a stock sale. Prosecutors want to use Skilling's earlier testimony about his sale of company stock at his upcoming conspiracy trial. His attorneys want to keep it out. Janet Babin reports.
The world's biggest bank opened for business today after a merger of two Japanese rivals. How big is too big? Our Asia bureau chief Jocelyn Ford reports.