Marketplace AM for March 27, 2006
The Chinese have been enjoying cheap gasoline because the government controls the price. Over the weekend, China bumped up prices 3% to 5%. But as Jocelyn Ford reports, that's not much.
The nation's number one drug retailer is scheduled to report quarterly earnings today. And as Patrick Hirsch reports, the long-term prognosis for the company is good.
US officials are in India trying to grease the wheels for the Bush Administration's controversial nuclear deal with that country. But Congress is skeptical and holds hearings on it later this week. Miranda Kennedy reports.
A new survey out today shows women still lag far behind men as directors on corporate boards, and as Hillary Wicai reports, that's not likely to change soon.
In Washington and Europe, labor issues are boiling over. Janet Babin reports that, in Washington, immigrant workers are the hot topic. In France, recent labor protests have turned into riots. David Wells of the Financial Times talks about that with Scott Jagow.
Train and air travel in France could be impacted Tuesday as labor unions and students plan to protest a new law called the First Job Contract. It's already sparked violent demonstrations and has shut down universities. Stephen Beard reports.
Dot-com startups are proliferating at a pace not seen since the boom of the late '90s. But Curt Nickisch reports that there's a key difference: most of these new startups are making money.