Marketplace AM for September 28, 2007

Episode Description 

Every dog has its last day

This weekend is the last for the regular Major League Baseball season, and that means no ballpark franks for awhile. Jeremy Hobson reports on how the national passtime is a crucial sales time for the hot dog industry.
Posted In: Retail, Sports

Technology aids Myanmar uprising

While the the global community has been struggling for a solution to the fierce military crackdown on a pro-democracy movement, cell phones and web connections have made it a new kind of revolution. Doug Krizner talks to consultant Mike Mitchell.

Flush campaigns can't flush away funds

Presidential candidates are counting up their cash as the quarter closes. Steve Henn reports that the problem isn't how much money campaigns have -- it's how fast they're not spending it.

In Basque region, trouble hits home

Hotels and real estate agents in France have been bombed by Basque separtist groups. The violence has been bad publicity for the tourism and housing markets. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Crime, Travel

Greenspan's outlook less rosy

While plugging his new book in Britain, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan mentioned he was less optimistic about the American economy, saying the situation would likely become more serious. More from Stephen Beard.

My morning commute: Boating it

This week in our series covering the different ways people get to work, we meet Wrigley Institute Director Tony Michaels, who works on Catalina Island. Issues he has to deal with on his commute: blue whales and the risk of sinking.

China's spreading the wealth around

China is unveiling a new investment organization tomorrow geared towards spreading some of its vast amount of money around the world. Lisa Napoli talked to Scott Tong in Shanghai about where the money might go.
Posted In: Economy

Border states meet on Mexico

Governors from border states in the U.S. and Mexico are meeting today and have illegal immigration on the agenda. After immigration reform failed in Congress, the governors say border issues have never been more pressing. Dan Grech has more.