Marketplace AM for March 16, 2006
It's illegal for US firms to invest in Sudan. But foreign companies still do business there despite the killing of hundreds of thousands of people. Now, American investors in those foreign companies are starting to pull their money out. Today, the University of California is expected to do just that. Alisa Roth reports.
The Russians are hosting the first meeting of energy ministers from the group of eight industrialized nations. Their aim is to bring order and stability to global energy. Stephen Beard reports.
Colin Fitz-Gerald, a roofer in Cape Cod, has an idea so big it can be seen from outer space. He's hoping to bring outdoor advertising to the Last Frontier. Ian Gray reports.
The World Water Forum is meeting in Mexico, with folks from more than a hundred countries talking about improving access to water for the poor. Dan Grech reports.
The housing market appears to be cooling off, but rents keep going up in many cities. Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks about the reasons why with Scott Jagow.