Marketplace AM for May 23, 2006

Episode Description 

Chasing innovation

Companies like Proctor & Gamble are farming out research and development in an effort to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Had any brain-altering stimulants today?

Commentator Peter Coy says that the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the workplace is on the rise — and that it could drastically alter the business world.
Posted In: Health

Stock market jitters

Wall Street and overseas markets have taken investors on a bumpy ride lately. Marketplace business editor Cheryl Glaser reports there could be more turbulence ahead.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Citigroup settles with stockbrokers

The financial services giant settles with stockbrokers over whether they should receive overtime pay. Amy Scott reports the agreement could jeopardize the lucrative commissions paid to many stockbrokers.

Vonage IPO will pay to advertise

Internet telephone pioneer Vonage is expected to raise $550 million in a public stock offering this week. Janet Babin reports the company is likely to spend most of that money on advertising.
Posted In: Science, Wall Street

Why Johnny can't keep US competitive

A report out yesterday says 25% of Americans are functionally illiterate because teachers aren't being taught to teach reading. And that's bad news for the US economy. Hillary Wicai reports.

Toll Brothers newspapers?

Luxury home builder Bruce Toll is considering getting into the newspaper business. Ethan Lindsey takes a look at why.

Illegal entry only half the problem

A new report shows nearly half of all undocumented immigrants in the country entered legally. Lisa Napoli has more.

Black Monday fallout

Miranda Kennedy reports on the mood of Indian and foreign investors one day after India's "Black Monday" stock sell-off.
Posted In: Canada

Emerging markets selloff

Markets around the world tanked Monday. Host Scott Jagow talks to Financial Times investment editor Phillip Coggan about why investors are pulling out of emerging markets.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

The business of amusement

Alex Cohen looks at the challenges ahead for Cedar Fair, the company that purchased CBS' amusement park division yesterday.

Big day for Bertelsmann

Today a minority stakeholder could formally request an initial public offering of media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Or the family-owned company could decide to buy out the 25% ownership instead. Alisa Roth gives us the pros and cons.
Posted In: Wall Street

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