Marketplace AM for November 1, 2006

Episode Description 

GOP stumbles over the border

There will be no shortage of reasons that Republicans have found 2006 to be a tough reelection year, but commentator David Frum says we can't overlook this one: immigration.

Return to Lebanon

A group of Lebanese American businessmen returned to their homeland to see firsthand the devastation left by the recent war. Ben Gilbert has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Skeptical of OPEC?

The oil cartel is expected today to implement its pledge to cut production in an attempt to boost falling crude prices. But as Jeff Tyler reports, the market isn't so sure OPEC will walk the talk.
Posted In: Canada

China's economy on fire

The IMF today predicted China's growth would be an eye-popping 10 percent or more this year. Host Scott Jagow talks to China Economic Quarterly's Arthur Kroeber about whether the country's rapid growth is a good thing.
Posted In: Canada

High Court hears emissions case

At issue is how the government should measure smokestack emissions. Companies could be forced to add expensive new pollution controls, but environmentalists say the benefits in cleaner air are worth the cost. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Bloated auto inventories

Detroit releases its auto sales figures for October today. They're likely to show an increase, But showrooms still have a lot of inventory on their hands. Sarah Gardner reports.

New Alaska chief at BP

BP is replacing the head of its Alaskan operations following major problems at the company's Prudhoe Bay oil field there due pipeline corrosion — but says that isn't the reason. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Battle over modified rice in India

Indian rice farmers and traders want the government there to stop controversial trials of genetically-modified rice. They're worried about losing their overseas markets — and rightfully so, Miranda Kennedy reports.

Can wireless challenge iPod?

Cingular is reportedly working with online music services to deliver downloads through its cell phone network. But will trendsetters really turn away from the iPod? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science