Marketplace AM for March 31, 2006

Episode Description 

A new prescription: recycling drugs

Thousands of dollars of prescription drugs are destroyed everyday because their intended patients don't use them. A new program to recycle these drugs is about to get a boost from the federal government. Lisa Ann Pinkerton reports.
Posted In: Health

Japan's market no longer in the fridge

As Japan's stock market booms, so does the number of individual day-traders looking to make their fortune. Jocelyn Ford catches up with a refrigerator salesman who spends most of his time buying and selling stock.
Posted In: Investing

A big day for Delphi

After months of trying to hammer out an agreement with unionized workers to reduce wages, auto-parts maker Delphi today may ask a federal bankruptcy judge to void its labor contracts. Tess Vigeland reports.

Job Files: Putting it all in your hands

Imagine a sandwich with meat, cheese, french fries and cole slaw -- <i>inside</i>. Meet Toni Haggerty, the Pittsburgh woman who makes it.

Climate change threatens East Asia economy

The World Bank warns that East Asia could suffer a setback in economic growth because of climate change. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Canada

Feds still searching for online data

The US Justice Department, which recently lost in its attempt to randomly search Google's records of people's searches, now has subpoened 34 other companies. Janet Babin reports.

China, US and EU argue over auto parts

China has attacked the United States and the Eurpean Union for escalating a trade row over auto parts. The US and the EU have accused China of trying to restrict the import of foreign components. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Washington

Company invests in bird-flu vaccine tests

GlaxoSmithKline plans to spend $2 billion on clinical trials for a pandemic flu vaccine that could be used if bird flu jumps to humans. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Microsoft vs. the EU

A two-day hearing pitting Microsoft against the European Union ends today. The software giant, accused of using its Windows operating system to squelch competition in Europe, faces fines of $2.4 million a day if a resolution isn't reached. Curt Nickisch reports.

Surviving shrimp-boat operators are pulling in big profits

Hurricane Katrina wiped out thousands of commercial shrimp boats. But just like the tale of Forrest Gump, the boats that survived the storm are making a killing. Janet Babin reports.