Marketplace AM for March 23, 2006

Episode Description 

High interest in Bernanke's remarks

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks with host Scott Jagow about the attention focused on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's first major speech this week.

End of an NFL era

National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has announced he will retire in July. Sports business expert David Carter talks about Tagliabue's impact on the league with host Mark Austin Thomas.
Posted In: Sports

India's stock market hits new high

Investors are giving much more love to Bombay's version of Wall Street, pointing to a major difference between India's economic growth versus China's. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Illegal wood in China's workshop

A report out today warns there is a price for those bargain furniture imports from China. Rain forests may be paying for it. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Canada

An upscale Wal-Mart effect?

The world's largest retailer looks to lure shoppers away from Target with a new type of store it's opened in Plano, Texas. There's even a sushi bar. Andrea Gardner reports.

Bird flu and American schools

The US government is urging schools to prepare for a bird flu pandemic . . . just in case. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Global warming on Madison Avenue

Environmental groups have recently come under fierce criticism from within over their failure to engage Americans on global warming. One solution? Outsource the job to advertising firms. Sam Eaton reports.

Going after Colombia's cocaine trade

The Department of Justice has indicted 50 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The group started out trying to overthrow the government, but now it's mostly running the country's cocaine trade. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Canada

The Great Wall of trade

America is importing far more goods from China than it's exporting to the Chinese. Two US Senators are there now, trying to even things out. Jocelyn Ford reports.

EU opens economic-reform talks

European Union leaders are meeting today in Brussels to talk about radical economic reform. As in, let's become the United States of Europe.Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

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