Marketplace PM for April 6, 2006
Posted In: Canada
In his re-election campaign, Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has broken all kinds of laws. But he just pays the fines and does it again. Alexander Stille, professor of international journalism, talks about the Italian leader with Kai Ryssdal.
As you walk the aisles of your local Wal-Mart, you can follow along with an artist who adds her downloaded voice to the criticisms of the retail giant's business practices. Sara Nics reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington
The US Senate reached a compromise on a bill that would provide legal status and eventual citizenship to many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. Kai Ryssdal gets the details from Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
The paperback release of the hugely popular bestseller has sold 500,000 copies in just the last week, prompting its publisher to boost its print run. It's also pushing a wave of religious books and television programs. Why? Bob Moon reports.