Marketplace AM for October 8, 2007

Episode Description 

Next up for UAW: Chrysler

Reports are out that Chrysler is supposed to make a deal with the UAW within the next two days, or face a potential strike. But this scenario differs from GM's. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

E.U. concerned over weak dollar

When the dollar is down and the euro is up, European companies are hurt. So the European Union's finance ministers are going over it in a two-day summit. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Economy

China's child slavery goes to air

The Chinese government is upset over a documentary being broadcast tonight on British television about China's black market for child slavery. Doug Krizner gets the details from reporter Bill Marcus in Shanghai.

Congress seeks funds for food safety

Congress is trying to find funds to expand the FDA's budget to inspect imported food. Only 1 percent of food imported into the U.S. is currently inspected. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Health

NYC's concrete business is solid

With a ton of work and limited competition, business is booming for New York City concrete suppliers. Lisa Chow tells us why concrete producers are able to bring up their prices so high and teaches us about the 90-minute rule.
Posted In: Jobs

Who was Jim Michaels?

You might not recognize his name, but you might be able to recognize what Jim Michaels did for business news. Michaels died last week at 86. Scott Jagow talks to Allan Sloan, who worked with him.

Anyone want to buy a loan?

Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase are looking for buyers for $32 billion in loans. Alisa Roth reports it's a good sign that there's still life stirring in private equity.
Posted In: Investing

The mystery of declining DVD sales

The entertainment industry is concerned over a potential drop in DVD sales. But Steve Tripoli reports that the problem may be the format's lack of growth.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail