Marketplace for Monday, February 25, 2008
French President Nicolas Sarkozy may kick advertisers out of French public television as part of his plan to create programming similar to that of the BBC. But broadcasters say they could lose revenue and audience share. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Housing
More than 300 FEMA trailer residents have requested formaldehyde testing after experiencing respitory problems. FEMA claims the trailers were built according to Federal standards, but many believe those standards are not tough enough. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
A U.S. energy bill will be phasing out incandescent bulbs in favor of alternatives like compact fluorescent lightbulbs, or CFLs. But not everyone thinks the new bulbs are ready to be given the green light. Joellen Easton reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Travel
Many private equity groups look to invest in infrastructure. But the Service Employees International Union wants state pension funds to invest in public projects to stop the private companies from taking over. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.