Marketplace PM for January 2, 2006
Ever heard of a green weenie? How about a three-fingered booger? Or a binaca blast? Sounds like playground slang, but it's actually corporate speak, and author Ron Sturgeon explains it to host Tess Vigeland.
Russia shut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine yesterday as a dispute over prices escalated. Today, Russia agreed to turn the gas back on, but the effect has rippled across the continent and hit some other members of the EU. Stephen Beard reports.
As of tomorrow, media giant Viacom will trade as two separate companies -- Viacom Inc. and CBS Corporation. Amy Scott tells us what to expect from the two new companies.
The film industry just suffered its worst box office take in 14 years. Most industry analysts say the traditional business model has to change. Brian Watt looks at what Hollywood needs to do to right the ship in 2006.
Google organizes the online universe. But now some companies are trying to find ways to apply search engine technology to the physical world. Chana Joffe-Walt reports.
Think a haircut is just a haircut? Think again. Commentator Beth Teitell discovered -- to her dismay -- that when it comes to a good stylist, you really do get what you pay for.