Marketplace for Monday, Nov. 12, 2007
Europe has its own Ben Bernanke. Jean-Claude Trichet oversees the European Central Bank. Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London about the pressures facing the ECB's president.
Posted In: Travel
Airlines from Persian Gulf states have announced $82 billion in new plane purchases, a bonanza for plane makers Boeing and Airbus. One purchase in particular caught the world's imagination, by an airline you probably haven't heard of -- at least not yet. Dan Grech reports.
Representatives of the 12 OPEC nations hold a rare summit meeting this week. One of the issues they'll discuss is a plan to spend $130 billion by 2012 to boost oil output. But before they do they want some guarantees from their big customers. John Dimsdale reports.
Crisco is a staple in many American kitchens and a must-have for homemade pies. But it's also an invented food made by chemists, and the story of how the white stuff became a must-have has become a marketing legend. Sarah Gardner reports.