Marketplace PM for August 16, 2006

Episode Description 

Peltz v. Heinz

Renegade investor Nelson Peltz is in a bitter proxy fight with ketchup-maker H.J. Heinz Co. The billionaire wants to take control of the board, but some shareholders have other ideas. Lisa Napoli reports.

BP shareholders looking for payback

American shareholders are suing British oil giant BP over the partial shutdown of its Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska. The lawsuit accuses BP executives of negligence. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Union reunion

A year after breaking up, labor unions AFL-CIO and Change to Win are in talks to pool their campaign efforts — and financial resources — for November's midterm elections. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Earmark forensics

A watchdog group has launched a campaign to uncover which members of Congress are inserting costly earmarks into spending bills — and they want your help. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Washington

How secure can we make air travel?

Even though screening in the UK and Europe is the toughest it's ever been, EU officials met today to talk about working together. Host Kai Ryssdal asks aviation security expert Alan Hatcher, will it do any good?
Posted In: Canada

Risk profiling is worth the tradeoff

Tighter airport security means longer lines and delayed flights for many passengers. Commentator David Frum says that could all be eliminated, if only we would apply what we've learned from risk analysis.

Lebanon's truckers try to keep things moving

Before the ceasefire in Lebanon took hold, trucks shipping supplies across the country were a major target of Israeli air strikes. Ben Gilbert talks to truckers who risked their lives to continue delivering goods.
Posted In: Canada

Organic opportunities

Organic dairy farming is attracting newcomers and winning converts among traditional dairy farmers. Steve Tripoli has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship