Marketplace AM for March 3, 2006

Episode Description 

Oil and Iran

A broken EU meeting with Iran sends oil prices higher. Stephen Beard reports.

And the 'Brandy' goes <nobr>to . . .</nobr>

You've heard of the Oscars, of course. But what about the "Brandies"? These Hollywood trophies go to the company with the most product placement in movies. Lisa Napoli explains.

Debt payments

Colombia has joined Brazil and Venezuela in using surging revenue from commodity exports to pay down their foreign debt. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

The Job Files: Mystery shopper

This installment of the Job Files looks at a spy disguised as a customer.

Metro voice

This week, the District of Columbia unveiled a new voice for its Metro subway system. And as Gretchen Cook reports, the nation's capital is getting it free of charge.
Posted In: Washington

A losing strategy

The World Baseball Classic gets underway today with games scheduled from Tokyo to San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's all part of efforts to draw more fans to the game. But closer to home, a Major League team seems to want the opposite. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Is the world serious about baseball?

Since it's no longer an Olympic sport, baseball needs an international forum to attract fans around the globe. Organizers hope the first-ever World Baseball Classic, which starts today, will be that magnet. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Mr. Bush in Pakistan

President Bush heads to Pakistan tomorrow to meet with President Pervez Musharraf. Miranda Kennedy reports the American President will be offering a package of economic concessions to reward Pakistan's help in the war on terror.
Posted In: Canada

Fourth quarter Hail Mary

In a bid to get its labor house in order, the NFL has delayed the start of free agency. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Sports

Logging the Amazon

The Brazilian government has opened the door to logging in the Amazon, and environmentalists are applauding the move. From Rio de Janeiro, Paulo Prada tells us why.
Posted In: Canada