Marketplace AM for June 14, 2006

Episode Description 

Northwest flight attendants hold out

A bankruptcy court has given the thumbs-up to deals Northwest Airlines struck with pilots, baggage handlers and ground workers. But there's still no agreement with one important group of workers. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

'Specialists' on trial

Two traders who specialize in creating markets for underperforming stocks on the New York Stock Exchange go on trial today for allegedly cheating investors. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Mattel, Cartoon Network hook up

Toymaker Mattel hopes a new licensing and merchandizing deal with the kids cable network will boost slumping revenue. Lisa Napoli reports.

Freezing US assets tied to Iran

The Treasury Department yesterday froze the US assets of four companies who do business with Iran. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

AMA wants to slash sodium levels

The American Medical Association yesterday urged restaurants and food manufactures to cut their use of salt in half to help prevent high blood pressure and heart disease. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

One-second advertising

Broadcasting giant Clear Channel is considering a new format for radio advertising called blinks. Will one-second ad spots work? Shia Levitt has more.

Hurricane relief fraud

Today Congress looks at an audit that found massive abuse of FEMA relief money. As much $1.4 billion — or 16% — of the money was spent on things like tropical vacations, football tickets, even a sex change.
Posted In: Washington

Underdogs of war

Iraqi interpreters work with foreign troops and media at great personal risk. About 5,000 fill that vital role for the US military. Ben Gilbert visited a base outside Ramadi to talk to some of them about their jobs.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Wanted: Office spouse

Spend more time with your co-workers than your family? Commentator Lucy Kellaway recommends an office spouse. As she searches for her new workplace beau, she offers up these tips and warnings.

Airbus shares plummet

Shares for European airplane maker Airbus fell sharply today. Driving the nosedive was news of yet another delay in the delivery of its A-380 super jumbo jet. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada