Marketplace AM for June 22, 2006

Episode Description 

Virtual soccer training

Australia's soccer team can advance to the next round of the World Cup tournament today with a win over Croatia. One key to the team's success so far has been a computer. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Asian markets soar

Stock markets across Asia rallied today on the heels of Wall Street's strong showing. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

EU considers wine subsidies

For connoisseurs of government subsidy here's a new one to savor: The European Commission in Brussels wants to pay wine growers to rip up their vineyards. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

Watching the World Cup

What's it like to experience the world's biggest sporting event live? Host Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace's Scott Jagow in Germany, where he's been enjoying the World Cup — and all its host nation has to offer.
Posted In: Sports

Sports galore

Business of Sports expert David Carter and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss the implications of this month's sports marketing bonanza.
Posted In: Sports

Estate tax compromise

Congressional Republicans are hoping to pass legislation before the July 4th recess to sharply reduce the federal estate tax. Eric Niiler looks at the implications for government coffers.
Posted In: Washington

Lowering your cable bill?

A Senate panel takes up legislation today that could potentially lower your cable bill. Not surprisingly, the cable companies are lobbying fiercely against it. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Sunny forecast for solar power

A Bay Area company has announced plans to build the world's largest solar cell manufacturing plant. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

US beef surplus

While Japanese officials work out the timing of plans to lift the ban on American beef, US cattlemen are faced with a growing problem: a drought-triggered surplus of beef. Alex Cohen explains.