Marketplace AM for October 18, 2005
More than 20 percent of business getting loans from SBA in the wake of Sept. 11 defaulted, according to a report out this week. The standard default rate is 5 percent. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
For generations, France's signature cigarettes have been Gitanes and Gauloises. But Eleanor Beardsley reports that times are changing on the left bank.
Western donors have been slow to contribute to Muslim charities, in part due to fear the money might ultimately wind up in the hands of terrorists. Jeff Tyler reports.
Commentator Natasha Loder explores the tough choices countries like Pakistan face when it comes to preparing for disaster.
Sentences are expected today for the men convicted in the Balco steroids scandal that rocked baseball earlier this year. Rachel Dornhelm reports on the health of America's pastime.
The Rockettes are getting ready for their popular Christmas season. But a labor dispute threatens to hamstring the dance troupe during its busiest time of the year. Mallory Kasdan reports from New York.
In an effort to get back into the black, GM is considering selling its profitable GMAC financing arm. Cheryl Glaser looks at the wisdom of the move.
Starting today, a new airline will offer passengers all-business-class service between New York and London. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports on Eos Airlines.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new recruiting drive to help fill the declining ranks of Catholic priests. Alisa Roth looks at the earthly challenges of marketing the job.