Marketplace AM for July 31, 2006

Episode Description 

Sloan Sessions: Private equity groups

Newsweek Magazine Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan talks with host Scott Jagow about all the deals going down on Wall Street lately and the trend of taking big public companies private.
Posted In: Wall Street

Did we overpay for the genome map?

A complete map of the human genome has just become available. Janet Babin looks into how the Human Genome Project was funded, and whether all that government money really paid off.
Posted In: Health, Science

MySpace for baby boomers

A new site called Eons.com helps seniors make contact with other seniors. Will the technology catch on with the boomers? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Science

Senate considers pension overhaul

Many companies have been underfunding their pension plans, so this week the Senate's expected to vote on the first pension overhaul in three decades. Host Scott Jagow talks to Karen Friedman with the Pension Rights Center about the proposed bill.
Posted In: Washington

Corner office cuts

Looks like all that post-Enron fuss really has made a difference at the top. A new study out today suggests CEO compensation is down. Andrea Gardner reports

Investors stick with Mexico

Despite more massive post-election protests over the weekend in Mexico City, investors aren't moving their money out of the country. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wal-Mart gets labor union in China

Over the weekend Wal-Mart got its first labor union in China. But it's affiliated with the Communist Party. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.
Posted In: Canada

Blair sidesteps Bush on stem cell research

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in California working to create a closer link between British and American scientists working in the field of stem cell research. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Happy 25th, Infosys

Infosys is 25 years old. It was India's first global company and today it will become the first Indian company to ring the opening bell on NASDAQ. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada