Marketplace AM for May 8, 2006

Episode Description 

Rockin' in the free world

Warner Brothers is scheduled to release a CD of protest songs by Neil Young today, weeks earlier than originally planned, possibly because Young was giving the songs away on his Web site. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Science

Monsoon-free GDP

Recent weather reports in India predict a late or deficient monsoon rainfall this summer. That used to have a crippling effect on India's economic growth, but this year, it matters less than ever. From New Delhi, Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada

Wachovia heads west

Wachovia is a huge East Coast bank that wants to get busy on the West Coast, so it's snatching up Golden West Financial for $25 billion. But there could be a problem. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Dell bets on Taiwan

The world's largest computer maker, Dell, said today it's going to boost its investment in Taiwan. This shouldn't come as a shock since virtually the entire world's PCs are made there. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Sloan Sessions: NYSE's second offering

Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan looks at the impact of the New York Stock Exchange offering stock of its own.
Posted In: Wall Street

Is Boink the next Playboy?

Sean Cole reports on a new magazine by and for college students about one of their favorite topics: sex.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Apple 1, Beatles 0

The Beatles lost their legal battle with Apple Computer. Record label Apple Corp failed to stop the US company from using the apple logo in its iTunes download service. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Science

Quarterly earnings run

This corporate earnings season marks at least the 10th straight quarter of double-digit earnings growth. Bob Moon takes a look at what's behind the trend.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

E3 Expo kicks off

The video game industry launches its annual conference in LA this week. Much of the industry is in pause mode as it awaits the release of Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's "wii." Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Science

Showtime and the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute's board of regents today reviews a controversial contract that gives Showtime the right to block some independent filmmakers from accessing Smithsonian archives. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.