Marketplace AM for May 22, 2007

Episode Description 

Click-to-win marketing

Big sweepstakes prizes aren't just for the big kids anymore. One company is making it cost-effective for small and mid-sized businesses to offer prizes potential customers might give up their personal information to win. Sean Cole has the contest details.
Posted In: Science

A tour of China's economic bubble

China's red-hot economy has become cause for political consternation here in the U.S., but it's also pumping up fears of a bubble bursting at home and leaders there are feeling some pressure. Scott Tong walks us through it.
Posted In: Canada

China, U.S. hash out trade disputes

Beijing has sent its biggest-ever trade delegation to Washington for a summit on the trade deficit, debt, tarriffs and money policy. But don't get your hopes up for sweeping changes. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Giving private equity a chance

EMI has agreed to a buyout offer from private equity firm Terra Firma. The timing of the news was surprising, says Billboard's Lars Brandle, but it seems the record company had some other bad news to bury.
Posted In: Canada

Heart trouble for Glaxo

GlaxoSmithKline stocks have continued their nosedive following release of a study that links the drugmaker's No. 2 seller to increased risk of heart attacks. But things could turn around. The FDA isn't taking action yet, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Getting FEMA ready already

Only 10 days until the start of hurricane season. FEMA today is expected to tell Congress it's ready, but not everyone shares the agency's certainty. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Watching over laptops everywhere

Alcatel-Lucent introduces a product today that lets IT departments communicate with the company laptops wherever they are. That means if one is stolen, they can freeze and protect the data. There's just one catch, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science

MySpace purge missed some sex offenders

The social networking site recently booted 7,000 users and turned over contact data to authorities — but only after being subpoenaed. And a quick search reveals the purge didn't get everyone. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Crime