Marketplace AM for July 6, 2006

Episode Description 

Billboards with brains

Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad and host Scott Jagow discuss new technology debuting at this weekend's World Cup final that measures the effectiveness of billboard advertising.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Sports greats hanging up their cleats, skates, rackets . . .

Business of sports expert David Carter and host Mark Austin Thomas talk about the generation of sports legends heading for the door — and how marketers will replace them.
Posted In: Sports

What happens to Lay's estate?

With the death of Enron founder Ken Lay, focus shifts to his estate: How much is left and who's entitled to it? Bob Moon takes a look.

All bets are off in Atlantic City

Joel Rose takes a look at the economic impact of a prolonged closure of Atlantic City casinos and one group that's hoping it happens.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

George W. Bush turns 60 today. We asked our own Hillary Wicai to shop for an economic present for him.
Posted In: Washington

Coca-Cola theft

Three people face charges for stealing Coke's "secret recipe" and trying to sell it to Pepsi. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

Packed planes

Carriers are cutting routes and packing planes to fight high fuel costs. But as Annie Baxter reports, the strategy could backfire.

China to force union access

State-run newspapers in China today reported the government plans to force Wal-Mart and other foreign firms to allow employees to join a union. But it's not a win for the little guy, Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

We may have a winner in Mexico

While you were sleeping, Mexican officials have been counting and re-counting votes in its presidential election. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Marketplace Americas Desk correspondent Dan Gretch.
Posted In: Canada