Marketplace AM for June 12, 2006

Episode Description 

Sloan Sessions: Estate tax

Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan and host Scott Jagow discuss the potential downside of repealing the estate tax for people with large estates.
Posted In: Wall Street

Cell phone blocker

A new technology could provide the answer to annoying cell calls in theaters and other public places. But intentionally jamming cell signals could be illegal. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

NYMEX changes course

Traders who buy and sell oil do so on several exchanges, including the New York Mercantile Exchange. It's going electronic today in a bid to compete against rival exchange ICE. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Small arms = big bucks for China

A report from Amnesty International finds covert Chinese arms exports are stoking conflicts in hot spots around the world. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Sustainable banking winners

Banks are realizing that companies with a green bent are a sound financial investment. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Farm lobby sour over budget compromise

The farm lobby is looking to regroup after winding up on the losing end of a Congressional compromise to provide emergency funding for the war in Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Antarctic tourism

Among the issues on the agenda for today's meeting of signatories to the Antarctic Treaty: What, if anything, should be done about the growing tourism trade to the frozen continent? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada

Beware viruses on IM

Instant messaging is a popular tool for communicating at the office, but it might also let in some nasty enemies. It's the latest vector for computer viruses. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Science

Is Venice doomed?

Billions have been spent to save Venice from sinking into the sea. Now there's debate about whether too much money is going toward saving the storied city. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Change coming at UAW

US automakers are asking unions to accept some pretty big changes. And now the president of the United Auto Workers says they're going have to bite the bullet and do it. Janet Babin reports.