Marketplace PM for December 1, 2005
Writer and commentator Jeff Steinbrink says your relationship with your card company is most definitely NOT a two-way street.
He's in China, doing advance work for January's live broadcast from the Middle Kingdom. Kai lived in China in the 1990s, so we asked him to tell us what's changed since those days. He told us what's changed since last WEEK.
Soldiers returning to civilian life often have a tough time finding jobs. New figures show that unemployment rates among younger veterans are three times higher than the national average. From WCPN in Cleveland, Mhari Saito reports.
Most homeowners who were forced to flee houses and jobs when Katrina hit were given a 3-month reprieve from mortgage payments. But time's up today, and John Dimsdale reports that for many, it's too soon.
The European Central Bank raised interest rates today by a quarter percent, to two and a quarter percent.No big deal? Well, for Europe it's the first increase in five years. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Given the record profits many energy companies have been reporting, you'd think anybody in the business would be making big money these days. So how come Calpine Corporation is fighting to avoid bankruptcy? Bob Moon took a look.