Marketplace AM for March 9, 2006
The Bank of Japan today ended a five-year policy that kept interest rates near zero. It's the first step toward an eventual rise in rates, something that's already happening in the U.S. and Europe. But Jocelyn Ford reports that the news isn't all bad.
GOP lawmakers are siding with Democrats in trying to sink the Dubai Ports World deal. Now there's word several buyers are offering to take the problem off the company's hands. Stephen Beard reports.
AT&T should get an indication today of how its bid to acquire Bell South will be received by regulators. FCC nominee Robert McDowell will be asked about his opinion of the proposed merger at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing. Scott Tong reports.
A new rule to be published today requires mining companies to provide workers extra emergency oxygen supplies. Janet Babin reports.
A new report indicates commuters spend more time using their cell phones than they do listening to the radio. Lisa Napoli reports.
Makers of the dessert spread Marshmallow Fluff have sued Williams-Sonoma Inc. over alleged trademark infringement for marketing a candy spread called Fluffernutter. Tess Vigeland reports.