Marketplace AM for October 5, 2006

Episode Description 

Small profits for big pharma?

Host Scott Jagow and economics correspondent Chris Farrell look at a new report that suggests the pharmaceutical industry may not be raking in big profits after all.
Posted In: Health

Sick days for all

Voters in San Francisco are expected to make their city the first in the country to require paid sick leave for all workers. Could it spark a trend on the national level? Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Charges filed in HP spy case

Information security consultant Rob Douglas offers his take on the indictments of Patricia Dunn and four others involved in the HP corporate spying scandal.

A Ford alliance with Renault-Nissan?

Now that GM and Renault-Nissan have parted ways, is Ford the next contestant in the auto alliance dating game? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

FBI investigates spinach grower

The FBI is now involved in the E. coli investigation. Rachel Dornhelm looks at whether the food processing company in the cross-hairs can bounce back.
Posted In: Health

Bidding on Stuyvesant Town

Purchase bids are expected today for New York's last bastion of affordable middle class housing. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

Star Trek auction

Christie's today is offering the highest bidder a piece of the final frontier. Janet Babin reports.

Communist China contemplates wage gap

China's Communist Party meets in Beijing this weekend to discuss political and economic issues many Americans would recognize, such as how to maintain social harmony despite big disparities in wealth. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Stricter rules, more lost luggage

As carry-on rules were tightened following the foiled London terror plot in August, passengers had to check more bags. A new report from the Department of Transportation says the rate of lost or mishandled bags jumped 25%. Hillary Wicai reports.