Marketplace AM for May 4, 2006

Episode Description 

Trade bright spot

Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez bucks anti-American sentiments in South America and meets with President Bush today to discuss free trade. Dan Grech reports.

Emergency supplemental fight

The Senate is expected to approve more than $100 billion in emergency spending today after weeks of debate. But as Hillary Wicai reports, the real fight is just beginning.
Posted In: Washington

Northwest saved?

Northwest's pilots union Wednesday agreed to company demands for deep pay cuts, but as Cheryl Glaser reports, that doesn't mean the bankrupt carrier is necessarily out of the woods.

Long-term oil outlook

Consumers should get used to $3-plus gas prices. Crude oil prices are expected to stay high through 2007 but a new report out Wednesday suggests motorist are adapting to higher gas prices. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Wal-Mart's advertising makeover

The retail giant is conducting a sweeping review of its ad agencies to see whether it's getting the most from its $578 million advertising budget. Lisa Napoli reports.

Tobacco sellers take NY to court

In New York, you're not allowed to sell tobacco over the Internet. Surprise, surprise: The people who sell tobacco online aren't happy. They're suing, as Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Science

Avoiding Congress, Inc.

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the potential consequences of US economic protectionism.
Posted In: Economy

Yum betting on the Derby

Business of sports expert David Carter talks to host Mark Austin Thomas about what Yum Brands hopes to get from its sponsorship of Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
Posted In: Sports

Are you feeling productive?

Why haven't higher energy costs triggered a rise in inflation? One answer is increased productivity from American workers. The government's latest productivity report comes out today. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Lawmakers debate financial oversight

A Senate panel today begins considering proposals to relax oversight over financial services companies such as banks and credit unions. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington