Marketplace PM for January 12, 2006
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Bush tomorrow. Relations between the two countries have been chilly due to differences over Iraq, but Bush and Merkel now have a shot at a fresh start. From Berlin, Kyle James looks at some of the economic issues in play.
Congress may soon take up legislation dealing with privacy and cell phone records. Most of us assume the data about whom we call is private, but as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, that's not always the case...
Sales in France are highly regulated by the government; retailers are allowed to have only two sales a year -- summer and winter. Winter sales kicked off yesterday, and as Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris -- don't try this if you're an amateur.
President Bush was back visiting the Gulf Coast today. The president says the federal government is still committed to help rebuild the area. That commitment has been questioned recently, as John Dimsdale reports.
Today Starbucks announced it's teaming up with Lions Gate Entertainment to promote the studio's films in its coffee houses. The move adds to an already-busy entertainment atmosphere at Starbucks. As Tess Vigeland reports, it's no longer all about the coffee.