Marketplace AM for March 30, 2007

Episode Description 

Greenwashed?

As the movement toward more sustainable living practices grows, so too does the need for standards that'll ensure the products on our shelves really are "greener."

Evening the trading field

For 20 years, U.S. companies have been complaining that China gives its companies an unfair competitive advantage in the form of government subsidies. Now it looks like the U.S. might finally be ready to do something about it.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Smoking's bad for your career

A study of women in the Navy has found that smokers are less successful in their jobs, especially those who light up daily. Could be all that extra time they spend smoking instead of working.
Posted In: Health

Chrysler bids due today

Prospective buyers are putting the finishing touches on their initial offers for Chrysler today — or not. GM has reportedly pulled out, and other bidders may face strong union resistance.
Posted In: Auto

Sticking point with Brazil

Brazil's Lula da Silva will visit President Bush at Camp David tomorrow. They've agreed to work together to promote the use of ethanol fuel, but U.S. tariffs on sugar-based ethanol are gumming up negotiations.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Yes, the Sexy Green Car Show

That's what they're calling the world's first low-carbon car show. It opens today in Cornwall, England and every vehicle on display is billed as being both non-polluting . . . and sexy.
Posted In: Auto

Big telecom winner: Qwest

Qwest, Verizon and AT&T have been granted the right to compete for the federal government's telecom contracts, a decision which propels Qwest into the top-tier providers. The big loser: Sprint.
Posted In: Science, Washington

ERA is back

The Equal Rights Amendment fell three states short of ratification in 1982, but now it has reemerged as the Women's Equality Amendment. And it still faces plenty of opposition.
Posted In: Washington