Marketplace AM for June 19, 2006

Episode Description 

World Urban Forum

A five-day UN conference opens today in Vancouver to examine how rapid global urbanization over the next several years is likely to impact cities and their economies. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
Posted In: Canada

Tribune Co. woes

The iconic publisher and broadcaster has succumbed to the same turmoil wracking the newspaper industry as a whole. Alisa Roth tells us what's next for the owner of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

China's automotive industry

Today GM's top executive in China started a new job at that country's second largest automaker. Shanghai Automotive hired Philip Murtaugh to launch the company's first export to Europe. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.
Posted In: Canada

Karmazin is Sirius about satellite radio

After running CBS and Viacom, Mel Karmazin now heads up Sirius Satellite Radio. He tells Kai Ryssdal that he expects radio via satellite to one day be as common as cable TV. Another in our "Conversations From the Corner Office" series.

Sloan Sessions: Read the fine print

Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan and host Tess Vigeland discuss the fine print that allows Citigroup to keep the cash rewards earned by customers of a defunct credit card.
Posted In: Wall Street

$30 billion telecom deal

Two of the world's biggest telecom equipment makers — Nokia of Finland and Siemens of Germany — are merging some manufacturing operations in a deal worth more than $30 billion. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Nissan downsizing US headquarters

Nissan North America opens its new headquarters today in Tennessee with 300 fewer jobs than it had at its old headquarters in Los Angeles. What else will it lose in the move? Janet Babin reports.

Stonyfield goes continental

America's No. 1 organic yogurt launches in Europe today. But is the average Jacques going to pay the premium price? Sam Eaton takes a look.
Posted In: Canada

Registered traveler program debuts

The government's two-tiered airport security program officially launches Tuesday, but frequent fliers aren't lining up for the shorter lines. Amy Scott reports.