Marketplace PM for January 9, 2007

Episode Description 

Screen all cargo?

At the top of today's Democratic agenda: a bill to implement most of the 9/11 Commission recommendations, including screening all cargo that enters the U.S. by sea or air. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

I'll take those 2 companies over there

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez plans to nationalize his country's biggest telecom and power companies. And it's no accident both are controlled by U.S. firms. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Actors' strike lacks drama, but it's closely watched

Television actors in Canada are on strike. It's a remarkably tame affair and no one has wallked off the job. But Hollywood is keeping an eye on it. Steve McNally reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Apple picks up phone, drops Computer

Apple Computer has changed its name to just . . . Apple. CEO Steve Jobs made the announcement while unveiling the new iPhone today. Lisa Napoli was observing and talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's new — and exciting.

Minimum wage hike, minimum effect

The House is expected to pass an increase in the federal minimum wage tomorrow. But economist and commentator Susan Lee says an increase isn't the best way to help those who might need it most.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Haiti sinks hopes in treasure hunters

Treasure hunters regularly dive among the sunken ships that dot Haiti's waters. It's one thing to bring a haul up from the depths, and quite another to weather corruption and political instability. Reed Lindsay reports.

Feeding on myths, stories and image

Author Barry Glassner says for many Americans it's not "You are what you eat," it's "You eat what you think you are." He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "The Gospel of Food."
Posted In: Retail

U.K. at risk of great depression

The singer Morrissey — not exactly Mr. Happy — is in talks with the BBC to write Britain's entry in a European song contest. The Marketplace Players have an exclusive version of what we might expect.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship