Marketplace AM for June 12, 2007

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Climate score: McDonald's 'not good' but winning

Some new corporate rankings came out today. A group called Climate Counts is scoring popular companies based on their response to climate change. It's starting with fast food and the scores are low. Really low. Sarah Gardner has details.

Ford ready to toss luxury out the window

The automaker is looking to sell its high-end brands Land Rover and Jaguar. The move is probably about concentrating on volume back home says analyst Andrew Wright, but Ford is taking a risk driving away from the luxury and SUV markets.
Posted In: Auto

Shareholders shouting over Yahoo CEO pay

Yahoo CEO Terry Semel is probably in for a rough day. The annual shareholder meeting gets underway this morning and a lot of the people in the room are mad that his pay keeps rising even as profits and stock prices sink. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Sorry Budvar...

American brewer Anheuser-Busch has won the latest round in the ongoing legal battle with a small Czech rival over the use of the name Budweiser. It gets to use it on merchandise sold in Europe. But this is far from over, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Opening window to sue for workplace discrimination?

Congress is putting together legislation that would increase the amount of time workers have to file discrimination lawsuits against their employers. Supports say the current limits aren't reasonable.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs, Washington

Bird flu's back

Avian flu has claimed more victims in Asia recently and that's sparked renewed concerns about the possibility of a pandemic — but not so much among the American public. Most of us haven't prepared at all, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Millionaire justices

Recently-released financial disclosures show that seven of the nine Supreme Court justices are millionaires. That might be expected, but the ways some of them acquired their wealth isn't. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Nicaragua hunting for investors

His country is desperately cash poor, so Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is looking for investment money any which way he can. But it's going to require some crafty negotiating, Dan Grech reports.

Nuts & Bolts: Lessons of failure

Lots of small-business owners say they never would have succeeded if they hadn't failed first. Steve Tripoli brings us the common lessons of some failed entrepreneurs.

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