Marketplace AM for March 14, 2007

Episode Description 

Let's keep candidates off Wall Street

Commentator Robert Reich says as presidential candidates spend less time at coffee klatches and more time talking to investment bankers, the American people are getting short-changed.
Posted In: Wall Street

Another Mexican border to cross

For many illegal immigrants, the journey to the U.S. begins south of Mexico. But traffic across its Guatemalan border isn't one-way. There's a $10 billion contraband economy based on the loosely-patrolled perimeter.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Light bulb maker flips the switch

Environmentalists have been pushing people to switch to energy-saving lighting for years. Now even the world's biggest light bulb maker is saying it's a bright idea.

Soda for sale?

Move over Sunkist. News that billionaire Nelson Peltz bought a 3 percent stake in Cadbury Schweppes has popped the lid on speculation that it may sell its American soft drink business and concentrate on chocolate. Investors seem to approve.
Posted In: Canada

United against fuel efficiency hikes

The Big Three U.S. automakers, Toyota and UAW will be sitting on the same side of the table today. They're all on Capitol Hill to argue against government proposals for raising fuel efficiency standards.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Media circus comes to town

Former newspaper tycoon Conrad Black goes on trial for fraud in Chicago today. He and his co-defendants are accused of siphoning about $84 million from media giant Hollinger International.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Nuclear sub debate surfaces in Britain

Prime Minister Tony Blair wants to spend nearly $40 billion to renew his country's fleet of Trident nuclear submarines — a plan that's outraged members of the ruling Labour Party as well as activists.
Posted In: Canada

New breast cancer drug on the way

GlaxoSmithKline's new drug Tykerb has won FDA approval to treat aggressive late-stage breast cancer. It could be a blockbuster — for investors and patients.
Posted In: Health