Marketplace AM for September 28, 2006

Episode Description 

Small farming boom in one community

While many American farmers struggle to stay in business, Mennonite farmers in Yates County, New York have made the small farm so successful, they're looking to expand. Sidsel Overgaard has the story.

What to do with that pro sports fortune . . .

Host Mark Austin Thomas and business of sports expert David Carter look at the growing trend of sports stars as entrepreneurs.
Posted In: Sports

HP soap opera moves to Capitol Hill

The Hewlett-Packard pretexting scandal will continue to play out in Washington today. A House panel plans to grill company leaders about the practice. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Marketing to kids might get harder

The FCC is looking into whether there's a link between the growing childhood obesity problem in the U.S. and marketing aimed at kids. And that's making some advertisers and broadcasters uneasy, Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

UK housing prices continue climb

There's been a lot of talk about a housing slowdown in the U.S., but prices are still on the rise in Britain. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Can CITGO survive Hugo Chavez?

7-Eleven is ending a 20-year deal with Venezuelan-owned CITGO following last week's fiery anti-Bush remarks by Hugo Chavez. Sound like the beginnings of a boycott? Not so fast, Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wal-Mart's urban strategy

The world's largest retailer opened its first store in Chicago yesterday, advancing a strategy to try to cash in on urban hipsters. But being the low-cost leader doesn't guarantee success, Helen Palmer reports.

Working conditions in Wal-Mart factories

Wal-Mart has issued its annual report on how the 7,200 factories it buys from in 60 countries treat workers and the environment. The increased awareness may be helping improve working conditions in China, Jocelyn Ford reports

New deal to share passenger info?

Negotiators from the United States and European Union today are expected to finalize new rules under which U.S. security officials can access the passenger lists of European airlines. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Washington

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