Marketplace AM for September 29, 2006

Episode Description 

Easy race for Lula in Brazil

Brazilian President Lula da Silva is almost certain to win reelection this weekend. Leftist intellectuals have abandoned the leader, but Brazil's rank and file remain firmly in Lula's camp, Paulo Prada reports.
Posted In: Canada

One musician making it on his own

Sean Cole profiles blues musician Richard Johnston, who gives new meaning to the term one-man band.

Who's responsible at HP?

Former chairwoman Patricia Dunn says she didn't know HP's leak investigation employed potentially illegal methods. CEO Mark Hurd says he didn't know about the pretexting. But Congress wants to hold someone accountable.
Posted In: Washington

Some pork with your spending bill?

Even though Congress passed new rules on earmarks, the $447 billion defense budget expected to pass today is full of anonymous pet spending projects. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington

Hollywood tries to undercut bootleggers

Warner Bros. is employing new tactics to battle China's DVD pirates. It's releasing the "Superman Returns" DVD earlier and cheaper in China, but will it work? Jocelyn Ford reports.

British firms protest age discrimination law

Some British employers are complaining about a new law banning age discrimination at work, saying it will be costly, confusing and unfair. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Another Sony battery recall

Sony has lost more power in the battery market. IBM, Lenovo and Toshiba are the latest PC manufacturers to recall batteries for their laptops. Brian Watt reports.
Posted In: Science

Recalling the term 'recall'

Doctors and manufactures are lobbying health regulators to discontinue use of the word "recall" when issuing advisories on faulty heart devices. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Taking English out of India's tech capital

The city of Bangalore is India's IT capital, but the state government there launched a linguistic crackdown this week that critics say could threaten that status. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada