Marketplace PM for April 30, 2007

Episode Description 

Numbers that keep Ben Bernanke up at night

A report today from the Commerce Department showed prices rose 2.4% in March over last year, and that consumer spending was down in terms of what we got for our money. How will the Fed react? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Businesses find alternative routes

Managers in the San Francisco Bay Area were wondering this morning how to keep their businesses going if workers couldn't get to work. Some companies are changing the way they look at work from home. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Good news or bad? Automatic trader decides

Reuters is rolling out a new service that tracks news about companies and makes automatic trades based on what's in a story. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

TV tries new ways to keep you on the couch

A new set of TV ratings coming out this year could affect not only which shows you watch, but also what you see during the commercial breaks. Andrea Gardner explains.
Posted In: Entertainment

Bank staff works in a different world

Commentator Amity Shlaes says examinations of how the World Bank conducts business should go beyond its beleaguered President Paul Wolfowitz and his girlfriend.
Posted In: Canada

Surviving on about $1 a day

In the West African country of Mali, per capita income was $470 last year, with 64% of the population living in poverty. Matthew Algeo went there to see how people can exist on so little.
Posted In: Canada

Sharing a successful vision

Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield turned California Pizza Kitchen into a $500 million operation with more than 14,000 employees. The co-CEOs talked with Kai Ryssdal in our latest.
Posted In: Retail