Marketplace AM for September 18, 2006

Episode Description 

Heroism on Wall Street

Five years after 9/11 attacks forced the longest-ever suspension of U.S. stock trading, journalist Judy Martin looks back at the day it reopened and at the lasting effects that day has had on Wall Street.

Global warming's corporate winners and losers

Survey results out today from the Carbon Disclosure Project look at what big corporations are doing about global warming. Sarah Gardner reports.

More politicking over FDA pick

Approval of President Bush's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration may be blocked by members of his own party. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Air travel is up

Planes are fuller this year than last, the government reports. Is the commercial aviation industry heading back to the black? Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Up-and-comers get more say in global economy

The IMF voted today to boost the voting power of up-and-coming economies including China, South Korea Turkey and Mexico. Who loses power? Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Paulson's dilemma in China

Henry Paulson makes his first visit to China as Treasury Secretary tomorrow. He'll try to prod China into helping narrow the U.S. trade deficit but said today he doesn't expect any quick fixes. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

BP launches safety overhaul

British oil giant BP is launching a company-wide review of its operations, a move triggered by last year's fatal fire in its Texas City refinery. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Intel's new superchip

Intel is ready to announce a new chip that moves data along lasers instead of wires. That means the data moves much faster and that could revolutionize the data communications industry. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Sloan Sessions: Deficit numbers

Just how much red ink is the federal government in? Could be more than it's claiming. Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan do the math.
Posted In: Wall Street