Marketplace PM for December 6, 2005
The HHS Secretary says local governments aren't ready for a bird flu outbreak. The president plans to spend $7 billion to fight the disease. But some state officals say it's just not enough. From WBHM in Birmingham, Tanya Ott reports.
Overfishing has devastated much of the world's fishing hatcheries. Fish farming is one solution, though not all sea critters are amenable to that; Conch was considered a long shot. But Judith Ritter reports from the Turks and Caicos islands on one man who liked the odds.
California-based homebuilder KB Homes announced today that it's partnering with the engineering firm Shaw Group to build homes on undeveloped land near New Orleans. Sarah Gardner reports.
An estimated 6.3 million undocumented immigrants work in the US. Just about everyone agrees something should be done about the issue. Hillary Wicai reports that a survey out today may shed new light on the policy debate.
Ford has announced it will no longer advertise its luxury brands in gay publications. A spokesman insists it's a business decision, but some believe Ford is caving in to pressure from conservative Christian groups. John Dimsdale reports.