Marketplace AM for October 13, 2005
The British oil giant BP could be on the brink of a major deal with China. Reports in the British press say the company wants to forge an alliance with China's biggest oil refiner. Stephen Beard reports from London.
FEMA is racing toward its Saturday goal of moving all Katrina evacuees out of temporary housing. Which means some are winding up in hotels, which isn't cheap. Marketplace's Dan Grech reports.
Freddie Mac plans to buy up to $1 billion in tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. Tess Vigeland sorts out how the move will help hurricane victims.
There's a fight brewing in suburban Chicago over whether a shopping mall is big enough for both food service titans. Brian Watt reports.
US and China textile talks have ended — with no deal. Ruth Kirschner reports from Beijing.
Host Scott Jagow talks to financial expert Chris Farrell about the growing pace of global mergers. Concerns over looming interest rate hikes in the US appear to be driving the boom.
In a city as diverse as New York, specialized market niches abound. Maureen McMurray looks at the growing success of one of these niches: gay moving companies.
The legendary comedy group Second City has a new DVD out on the market: a corporate training program designed to help make you work better with your colleagues. Host Lisa Napoli talks to Second City's Tom Yorton.
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's recent moves to acquire GM stock have many wondering what his strategy for the ailing automaker might be. Amy Scott reports.