Marketplace AM for June 7, 2007
Posted In: Canada, Washington
The cast: British defense giant BAE, American banks, a Saudi Arabian prince. The alleged plotline: Contractor pays prince hundreds of millions to secure $80 billion defense deal. Now word that U.S. banks may be involved. Stephen Beard tells us how.
Posted In: Wall Street
For everything else, indeed. Shoppers are using plastic to pay more than ever and that's driving newly-public MasterCard stock way up. So what now? The company will probably invest in ways to make charging even easier, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health
You don't want to go to the hospital, the old joke goes, it's full of sick people! And, it turns out, increasingly you're likely to catch an antibiotic-resistant infection there. Scary for patients, but it could mean big bucks for big pharma. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
The Senate's fragile bipartisan compromise on immigration is being tested by a series of proposed amendments, but the push and shove could come to an end soon. A vote may be forced as early as today, Jeremy Hobson reports.