Marketplace AM for October 17, 2005
General Motors has reached a tentative deal with the United Auto Workers. The union has agreed to reductions in health care benefits in order to stem the carmaker's ongoing losses. Amy Scott reports.
The National Consumer League wants to put nutritional labels on alcoholic beverages. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that alcoholic beverage companies aren't bubbling over with enthusiasm.
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 takes effect today, tightening the eligibility requirements for Chapter 7 filings. Sarah Gardner checks in.
The iconic publication undergoes its makeover reveal today, reappearing as a glossy, large-format lifestyle and entertainment magazine. Andrea Gardner has the story.
In Beijing today, Treasury Secretary John Snow met with China's Finance Minister and head of China's Central Bank. Jocelyn Ford reports on today's conversations on currency and trade.
A new study reveals that the kind of support employees receive from employers depends on the size of the business. From the Marketplace Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports.
Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about the push by GM and Delphi for benefit concessions from the UAW.
Melvin Rodrigue of New Orleans' legendary Galatoire's Restaurant talks to host Lisa Napoli about the challenge of doing business in the Crescent City post-Katrina.
The tastes of immigrant groups in the US are creating demand for different kinds of food. And that's creating big opportunities for farmers. Patrick Hirsch reports.