Marketplace PM for April 5, 2006
You might not have given it much thought, but that greenspace in your town costs money. The burden has usually fallen on taxpayers. Now, a growing number of parks are sprouting corporate logos. Bob Moon reports.
South African diamond giant De Beers sold a stake in the company to an investment firm today. Critics of the deal point to close ties between the investment firm's owners and the ruling African National Congress. Stephen Beard reports.
General Motors has been in the news a lot lately with slumping sales, an offer to buy out many of its workers, and the sale of its finance arm. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to GM's CEO, Rick Wagoner, about his plans for turning the company around.
The Senate Finance Committee meets tomorrow to talk about how little Americans are saving. Commentator Robert Reich thinks he knows why — and what we ought to do about it.
That saying about the rich getting richer? It's true, according to two recent reports. John Dimsdale looks into the story behind the numbers.