Marketplace PM for August 24, 2006
The US Department of Justice and beleaguered Northwest Airlines are seeking to block a possible flight attendants strike that could happen as early as tomorrow. Annie Baxter reports.
Retail giant Wal-Mart is going to start working with the gay community. Some conservative groups are mad, but analysts say the move fits Wal-Mart's business plan for diversity — and growth in more upscale urban markets. Steve Tripoli reports.
California insurers are phasing out the practice of using ZIP codes as a major factor for calculating auto insurance premiums. Consumer advocate and commentator Jamie Court says it's about time.
It's almost the end of summer. It may have been fun and sun for most people, but the season hasn't been a good one for the luxury leisure industry. Mike Rhee tells us why.