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Marketplace AM for March 7, 2006

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WTO rules against Mexico

The World Trade Organization ruled that Mexico violated international trade rules by slapping a 20% tax on imported soft drinks that contain sweeteners other than cane sugar. The U.S. had opposed the tax. Dan Grech reports.

Technology transfer

A new campaign is underway to tout the benefits of technology transfers from public universities. Some are critical of the windfall revenues the universities enjoy. Janet Babin reports.

DaimlerChrysler admits bribes

The German-American car giant DaimlerChrysler has admitted that it paid bribes for business abroad. The company's admission came as German prosecutors launched an investigation into the car maker. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.

Corporate philanthropy

Commentator Matthew Bishop looks at the motives besides altruism for corporations' charitable donations.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pity the landlord

Despite skyrocketing property values in New York City, some landlords in the Big Apple are crying poor. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us why.
Posted In: New York

The new NYSE

The New York Stock Exchange's 213-year run as a member-owned enterprise comes to an end today with completion of its merger with the electronic exchange Archipelago Holdings. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Retirees oppose GM/UAW deal

More than 1200 retired GM autoworkers have lodged formal complaints against a deal between the automaker and the United Auto Workers to require pensioners to pay more for their healthcare. A federal hearing into the matter concludes today and Judge Robert Cleland has until April 1 to approve or reject the deal. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Approaching the debt ceiling

The Treasury Department attempts to slow the accumulation of federal red ink today by issuing $7 billion in quick-turnaround bonds. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

China celebrates Oscar

China has been quick to celebrate Ang Lee's Academy Award for best director, but the celebration has been a little touchy. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada