Marketplace AM for March 1, 2006
Urban planners and others gather today in Washington, DC to figure out how to spend $5 billion to encourage more bike use in congested cities. Dan Konecky reports.
Bird flu is spreading across Europe, but so far, no bird has tested positive in this country. Still, the US Agriculture Department has moved to ban imports of birds from parts of France where bird flu has been found. The US isn't the only country looking at a ban on French chicken; the British are too. But pandemic fears may not be the only reason, as Stephen Beard reports from London.
With all the ruckus over Dubai Ports World, commentator Robert Reich tries to sort out just who would actually run the show at the ports in question.
The Chinese government launches an alternative to the US-dominated Internet today. Lisa Napoli reports that other countries may follow suit.
The Number Three and Number Four air carriers both face deadlines today in their efforts to void labor contracts as part of bankruptcy restructuring. Janet Babin reports.
The Department of the Interior is expected to tell a Congressional panel today that the government was not short-changed $700 million in gas company royalties, as originally reported. John Dimsdale explains.
Even though three paint companies were spared punitive damages in a liability case involving lead-based paint in Rhode Island, the companies could still be on the hook for billions of dollars in cleanup costs. Alisa Roth reports.
Starting this month, the Statue of Liberty will be lit exclusively by wind power. And as Sarah Gardner reports, it'll cost the government more than if it used conventional energy.