Marketplace AM for October 10, 2005

Episode Description 

Snow in China

US Treasure Secretary John Snow is in Asia this week. Among the top items on his agenda: currency and trade issues. Alisa Roth reports.

A new German Chancellor

Germany is about to install Angela Merkel as the country's first female chancellor. Stephen Beard reports from the European Desk in London.

Nobel Prize in Economics goes to game theorists

The individual work of Thomas Schelling and Robert Aumann has helped inform trade negotiations in the global market, the Nobel committee said. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Looking forward to Q3 numbers

Katrina and Rita may not have had the broad chilling effect they were expected to have on third-quarter earnings, which are due out this week. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Pthalates — oh heck, just say Plastics

Government researchers launch a hearing today to look at just how dangerous pthalates, found in many plastics, may be. As Helen Palmer reports, the chemical industry has a lot at stake.

Gold mines on indigenous lands

As the price of gold increases, so do pressures to mine more of it. These days, though, many gold deposits are on lands occupied by indigenous Americans. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Canada

Pakistan assesses damages

Rescue operations continued today after a powerful earthquake jolted Pakistan and South Asia Saturday. Miranda Kennedy reports.

The Sloan Sessions: nervous Wall Street

<em>Newsweek</em> Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow that the market is skittish about the threat of inflation, whether that fear is founded or not.
Posted In: Wall Street

Getting New Orleans' universities on track

Unlike public institutions of higher learn, private colleges and universities damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are not eligible for FEMA reconstruction aid. Sarah Gardner reports.

MySpace is now Rupert's space

Rafat Ali, editor of Paidcontent.org talks with host Lisa Napoli about the recent spate of media companies buying up Internet properties.

Robot race &#8212; and the winner is...

Last year's defense-department sponsored DARPA race saw no robots cross the finish line. This time around, five did. Marketplace's Brett Neely reports. Plus web extra: robot slideshow.
Posted In: Washington