Marketplace AM for September 19, 2006
The National Retail Federation today releases its forecast for this year's holiday sales season. And retailers aren't feeling too jolly about it. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
The appliance brand best known for its TV ads featuring a bored repairman hopes to reverse slumping sales with its first line of products under new ownership by Whirlpool. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
In an effort to curb its growing budget for oil-based jet fuel, the Air Force is testing an alternative blend today. And commercial airlines will be watching closely. Jason Paur reports.
Christian-based business ventures offer more than just books and devotional items. How about inspirational text messages and ring tones — even car insurance. Alex Goldmark reports.
Commentator Paul Lamb argues online social networks can be used for real-world social good. It'll just take a little entrepreneurial spirit to make the technology accessible to everyone.