Marketplace AM for May 4, 2007

Episode Description 

Greening up the trucking industry

The big-rigs that haul goods across the country every day belch clouds of exhaust and get gas mileage that makes SUVs look good. So one environmentalist started selling anti-pollution devices at an Oregon truck stop. Chris Lehman has the story.

Hollywood keeps cashing in on comics

Spider-Man 3 is all but guaranteed to swing in and open the summer blockbuster season with a huge box office take. Comic books continue to deliver for Hollywood, and it has a lot to do with the geek factor says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

The movie theater lives!

Doomsayers have been prognosticating the end for movie theaters for years now. But even in an age of DVDs and Internet video, they're selling more tickets than ever — and now some are taking the business public. Lisa Napoli looks behind the curtain.
Posted In: Entertainment

Kodak reeling from declining film sales

Once a household name in the photographic film industry, Eastman Kodak has so far missed out on the digital camera boom and is shedding thousands more jobs. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

Mystery suitor gives Reuters a boost

Reuters is a top provider of financial data and news, but last year reported a 30 percent profit drop. Now news of an anonymous takeover bid is causing the stock price to shoot up — Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Investing, Wall Street

Price of a state fit for the Queen

Virginia is racking up a king-sized bill to welcome Queen Elizabeth, but tourism experts say it's buying priceless exposure that'll make it all worthwhile in the long run. Jeremy Hobson takes a look at the balance sheet.
Posted In: Travel

A greener industrial revolution in Asia

A new report says it'll cost less to address global warming than expected. More good news: Thanks to technology, China and India are actually in a better position to limit future greenhouse gases than already-industrialized nations.
Posted In: Canada

A pause in the ABN Amro drama

The already complex scramble to buy the ailing Dutch bank just got more complicated. A judge has blocked the sale of a key ABN asset after shareholders sued. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Chavez threatens to nationalize banks

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has already taken control of his country's oil production. Now he's threatening to nationalize the banking industry. It's not the first time, reports Alisa Roth, but this time he may be serious.
Posted In: Canada

A gender gap in physics classrooms

Fewer than eight percent of professors teaching physics at American colleges are women. One of those rare teachers is hoping to find out what makes the profession so lopsided towards men. Jill Barshay reports.