Marketplace PM for July 12, 2006

Episode Description 

EU slaps Microsoft with $350 million fine

The European Commission has fined Microsoft more than $350 million for failing to comply with an anti-trust ruling. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Canada

Halliburton loses exclusive military deal

The US Army said today it will end Halliburton's exclusive multibillion-dollar logistics contract in Iraq. It will re-bid the contract out to multiple companies later this year. Scott Tong has the story.
Posted In: Washington

China brings fabled British sports car to US

Chinese automaker Nanjing said today it will build a new MG coupe in Oklahoma. The move would make it the first Chinese car company to set up shop in the US. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada

Gore screens film at Wal-Mart HQ

Al Gore screened his documentary about global warming today at what may seem like an unlikely location: Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters. Lisa Napoli explains.

$280 billion deficit is nothing to celebrate

Tax revenues are way up, President Bush touted yesterday, so the budget deficit will be almost $130 billion smaller than predicted this year. But commentator Robert Reich says the administration's numbers still don't add up.

Disney slashing movie production

Walt Disney plans to cut its annual movie production slate in half and eliminate jobs to trim costs. But why cut back on the heels of its big summer smash hits? Host Kai Ryssdal asks Daily Variety Managing Editor Michael Speier.

We've got mail

Host Kai Ryssdal digs through the Marketplace mailbag and reads listener letters.

Mexican election protests grow

Supporters of defeated Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are massing for a march on Mexico City, saying the narrow election was stolen. But the candidate has a fine line to walk with his supporters. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada