Marketplace PM for April 24, 2007

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Toyota's number 1

Toyota bumped GM off its perch last quarter as the world's biggest car maker. And all signs are that Toyota's going to be number one for a while. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto

Paulson continues Latin American outreach

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson traveled to Mexico today to meet with officials about reducing poverty by making more capital available to small businesses. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

If this index heats up, is it a good thing?

You know about the old stand-bys of market indexes: the Dow Jones Industrials, the S&P 500, the Nasdaq Composite. . . . But here's a brand new one: the UBS Global Warming Index. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Sarbanes-Oxley may be only part of the problem

Congress' attempt to fix corporate misbehavior is now blamed for driving business out of U.S. markets. But Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations tells Kai Ryssdal that's not entirely true.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Oh, stewardess! . . . That's gonna cost ya!

Airlines are now charging passengers for amenities that used to be standard. Everything from food to pillows. Commentator Beth Teitell says it's time for the traveling public to fight back.
Posted In: Travel

Dirty Beijing air? Make rain

China announced today its plan to address climate change. Good thing, too, because that Beijing air is nasty. Scott Tong reports on one pollution solution that may sound bizarre.

Thinking inside the box

Office colleagues wind up buying each other presents for all sorts of occasions. But sometimes there's just not much joy in it. Alex Goldmark looked into gift-giving on the job.

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