Marketplace AM for November 2, 2005
Microsoft has announced plans to offer an online version of its Windows operating software, going head-to-head with archrival Google in the field of cyber applications. Ethan Lindsey reports.
The FDA is considering revising rules about how much risk information prescription drug commercials must include in their television advertising. Hillary Wicai reports
Lance Armstrong and his charitable foundation have won a court case that allows them to stop internet sites reselling his trademark yellow bracelets for profit. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
A new study out shows even the children of middle class parents benefit from public preschool. Sarah Gardner reports.
Commentator Beth Teitell looks at the pheonomenon of school fundraisers — in overdrive.
The government reports Wednesday that crude oil inventories grew for the fourth straight week. At the same time, the average price of gas has dropped to pre-Katrina levels. Bob Moon reports.
President Bush's tax reform panel has released it recommendations, and now comes the parsing. As Janet Babin reports, many businesses are none too enthusiastic about the proposals.
EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson is expected to announce new rules today establishing clear standards for environmental assessment of contaminated sites. Sam Eaton reports.
The new coalition government in Germany has begun to collapse even before it has been sworn in. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.
Hurricane Wilma devastated more than half of Florida's grapefruit crop. Robin Sussingham looks at what the damage will likely mean for consumers.