Marketplace AM for September 6, 2006

Episode Description 

Corporate lobbying is here to stay

Despite talk of reform, commentator Jeff Birnbaum argues that lobbyists will always be a key part of how Washington works.

Russo keeps innovation at heart of Lucent

Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal talks to Lucent CEO Pat Russo about leading the company through tough times.

Can Ford's new CEO turn the car(maker) around?

Bob Moon takes a look at the man now in the driver's seat at Ford — and what he'll need to do to lead the automaker back to the black.

Music for sale on MySpace

The social networking Web site is making waves in the music industry by allowing artists with MySpace pages to sell music on them. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Heightened security speeds trade

Tighter security since 9/11 has actually led to faster, more efficient trade, says the World Bank. Many ports around the world now operate more quickly than they did five years ago. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Backdating goes to Washington

Today lawmakers wade into the stock options backdating scandal. The Senate has scheduled hearings in the bank and finance committees where the top question is likely to be, what happens next? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Intel layoffs

Tech analyst Rob Enderele weighs in on Intel's announcement that it will lay off 10 percent of its workforce.

Ground Zero health fund

New York City has pledged $21 million to help those with lingering health effects from the 9/11 attacks. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

Macau gets a little Sin City

Steve Wynn opens a new resort casino in Macau today. Will it siphon high-rolling Asian gamblers away from Las Vegas? Rachel Dornhelm takes a look.
Posted In: Canada

Farmers in India struggle

Cities in India are booming but desperation in rural areas is growing. In the state of Maharastra, over 600 farmers have committed suicide this year so far. Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi.
Posted In: Canada

Immigration report

Global immigration is at its highest rate ever and about half of those migrants are women. A new report from the UN spotlights some of the economic magnets that lure them and the tradeoffs. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

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