Marketplace AM for May 1, 2006

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Businesses adapt to rally plans

Many businesses have taken steps to lessen disruption from today's pro-immigration rallies. Tess Vigeland tells us how.

April showers bring...

May is supposed to be a month of flowers, but most offerings at your local florist aren't shower-fed in the US. Curt Nickisch reports.

Texas boycott

While immigrant activists call for a nationwide boycott of businesses today, Alex Cohen reports a de facto boycott has already been underway for weeks in many parts of the Lone Star State.

Frequent flier anniversary

It was 25 years ago today that frequent flier programs made their debut. Rachel Dornhelm looks at whether they're still a relevant tool in building airline loyalty.

Shareholders win one?

Shareholder revolts have withered recently at companies like Pfizer and Merrill Lynch, but one of them appears to have achieved its desire impact today. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Investing

Congressional preview

Weary senators take another stab this week at efforts to extend tax cuts and pass an emergency spending bill laden with earmarks. John Dimsdale reports.

Remembering John Kenneth Galbraith

Renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith died over the weekend at the age of 97. Galbraith was one of the architects of Roosevelt's New Deal, and something of a celebrity in his time. Matthew Algeo tells us more about Galbraith's life.
Posted In: Economy

Where are Miami's masses?

Across the nation, immigrants are expected to take to the streets today to rally for greater rights, but Miami's largest immigrant group will largely stay home. Dan Grech tells us why.