Marketplace AM for November 17, 2005
Five dozen Washington lobbyists host a fund-raising event today for embattled House Rep. Tom DeLay. As Scott Tong reports, DeLay has been instrumental in boosting the bottom line of lobbyists. Now they appear to be paying him back.
The House is expected to vote today on changes to the USAPATRIOT act that would restrict the ability of federal officials to seize business records in terrorism investigations. Amy Scott reports.
A coalition of major Internet companies has announced a plan to weed out advertisers who infect computers with unwanted code. But how effective will it be? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Indian officials launched court proceedings this week against four call center employees arrested for selling personal information on prospective US customers to a rival company. The case, and others like it, has the IT industry worried about how to stop call center employees looking to make a quick buck. Miranda Kennedy reports.
The dollar is getting a real boost in foreign markets. Go figure. Stephen Beard reports.
Why is Washington easing up on its longstanding demand that China revalue its currency? Jocelyn Ford reports.
The Los Angeles Times announced yesterday that its cutting 85 newsroom employees - 8 percent of the editorial staff. Four other Tribune papers also announced cuts. As Dan Grech reports from WLRN in Miami, newspaper woes are industry wide.
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell gives host Cheryl Glaser an update on the US housing market.
Host Tess Vigeland talks to business of sports consultant David Carter about the remarketing of basketball star Kobe Bryant after he was cleared of rape charges.
Many business leaders are calling for restrictions on Chinese imports to create more demand for US goods. Alisa Roth chronicles what would happen to her morning routine if all her belongings made in China suddenly disappeared.