Marketplace AM for June 20, 2006

Episode Description 

Did Greenspan fail us?

A group of fund managers and commentators is blaming former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan for current inflation fears that have been wreaking havoc on world markets. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Proxy season fallout

Commentator Matthew Bishop argues this year's shareholder revolts over corporate governance and policy are just the initial skirmishes in a longer fight to give investors more say over the companies they own.

Stop Over-Spending

A Senate panel takes up proposed legislation today aimed at curbing deficit spending. A measure that would give presidents a line-item veto may have support on both sides of the aisle.John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Cracking down on illicit luxury

US and European Union trade officials are expected to sign an agreement today to clamp down on knock-off luxury goods. Eric Niiler has more.
Posted In: Canada

New stroke drug?

Researchers report that a drug commonly used to treat heart disease might also help lessen the debilitating effects of stroke. But getting it to market as a stroke drug might be difficult. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Northwest's new boarding policy

The airline unveiled plans yesterday to do away with row-by-row boarding. Bob Moon tells us why.

More trouble for Vonage

Verizon has sued Vonage, claiming that the company is using its patented technology to offer phone service over the Internet. Janet Babin gives us a damage report.
Posted In: Science

Hasbro, CVS deal

The nation's No. 2 toymaker teamed up with drug store-operator CVS on Monday to offer a new line of baby products. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

McDonald's drives through China

McDonald's signed a deal today with China's largest service station network, Sinopec, to create a burger and gas combo for China's up-and-coming middle class. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Investigating data brokers

Turns out law enforcement agencies are turning to data brokers in the private sector if they need phone records fast. But these data companies could be using tactics that break the law and Congress is looking into it. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Washington