Marketplace AM for October 17, 2005

Episode Description 

Setting a place at Galatoire's

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.

Getting your goat

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.

GM and UAW meet in the middle

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.

How many calories in that brewski?

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.

New bankruptcy rules

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.

TV Guide redesign hits stands

The iconic publication undergoes its makeover reveal today, reappearing as a glossy, large-format lifestyle and entertainment magazine. Andrea Gardner has the story.

Gun liability changes

This week the House is expected to take up the Senate-passed bill to prohibit liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers and sellers, and to dismiss pending lawsuits. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

John Snow's Chinese progress

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.

Work perks vary by business size

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.

The Sloan Sessions

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.