Marketplace AM for October 21, 2005
After Katrina, Congress vowed to make New Orleans "better than it was" by addressing poverty. But on Thursday, lawmakers began cutting $50 billion from the budget, including programs for the poor. Jeff Tyler reports.
Thinking Unocal and China, Treasury officials vowed Thursday to revamp the process of deciding whether national security is jeopardized by the sale of certain US assets to foreign companies. Janet Babin reports.
The search engine giant posted better than expected third quarter earnings yesterday and touched off a stock buying frenzy after the market closed. Ethan Lindsay reports.
Ford's Q3 numbers weren't as bad as GM's, but a $284 million loss still isn't good. Now the company has announced it will launch a major restructuring in January. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
The World Series starts tomorrow and players have more than pride egging them on to win in as few games as possible: there's also a monetary incentive. Rachel Dornhelm explains.
The third installment in the Rapture-based <em>Left Behind</em> Christian movie series opens today nationwide. But you wont find it at the local multiplex. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.
Federal education officials have released the results of the first "Nation's Report Card" study done since implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. Sarah Gardner reports.
Demand for the medicine Tamiflu has soared upon fears of a bird flu pandemic. The Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche has asked other companies to help in the manufacture its drug. Stephen Beard reports.
Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad talks to host Scott Jagow about the aftermath of the Balco steroids scandal.
Variety's Managing Editor Michael Speier discusses Hollywood's interest in the new video iPod with host Lisa Napoli.