Marketplace PM for April 28, 2006
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington
The government says the US gross domestic product for the first quarter grew by almost 5%, doubling the growth from last year at this time. But Bob Moon reports that everyone's got a different read on what the numbers mean.
Posted In: Washington
The White House has approved another Dubai purchase of another American company doing some sensitive stuff. But the administration says this time is different, and it looks like — so far — Congress is buying it. Scott Tong reports.
Hasbro announced today that new versions of the popular board game Monopoly will no longer feature Atlantic City as its locale. Steve Tripoli reports.
As immigrant-rights groups called for street protests next Monday and an economic boycott, federal agents arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants in Florida this week. Dan Grech reports that the events have immigrant workers on edge.
As the Baby Boomer generation grows older, many are pondering retirement. But due to a shortage of skilled workers, many companies are attempting to lure older workers. And, Hillary Wicai reports, older boomers are responding.
Marking the end of an era, the Exchange Luncheon Club, a members-only institution operated within the New York Stock Exchange, closed its doors today. Amy Scott got a peek inside.