Marketplace AM for March 21, 2006
Lucy Kellaway, management columnist for the Financial Times of London, says it can be pretty unnerving when the higher-ups in your company pay a visit to your office.
Some companies are experimenting with alternatives to sending business offshore. One option, called "farm-shoring," builds technology centers in labor-rich, economically depressed rural America. Martha Woodroof reports.
A Census Bureau report issued this morning says Hispanic-owned businesses grew at three times the national rate between 1997 and 2002. Dan Grech reports.
A report out today suggests it might be possible to spend our way out of failing schools. More than 90% of the nation's largest urban school districts improved their math scores, thanks in part to some extra cash. Hillary Wicai reports.
A report out today ranks companies on how well they're dealing with the challenges of global warming. The ranking comes from a group that invests in environmentally-friendly technology. Sam Eaton reports.
Electronic Arts rolls out its new, $20-million Godfather video game. Lisa Napoli tells us whether it sleeps with the fishes or not.
Sprint Nextel has filed a lawsuit against a small private investigation firm in Florida. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports that these guys are a far cry from the romantic P.I. world of Sam Spade.