Marketplace PM for July 12, 2007

Episode Description 

Will CEO's postings hurt merger effort?

The Federal Trade Commission has been trying to block organic grocery chain Whole Foods from buying rival Wild Oats, and it may have the ammunition it needs from CEO John Mackey's fondness for online chatter. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

Gazprom picks French firm as partner

Russian energy giant Gazprom announced a deal with French company Total to help develop Shtokman, a huge gasfield in the Russian Arctic. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

New peace brings need for an overhaul

Northern Ireland officials are worried their economy relies too much on public spending. Ashley Milne Tyte reports on the changes they're considering.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Afghans' opium harvest in full swing

Afghanistan's opium poppy crop is said to generate over $3 billion, more than half its GDP. And evidence is mounting that the money is funding the Taliban and government corruption. The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson went there and tells what he discovered.
Posted In: Crime

CEOs can live on as artists

Instead of fading into retirement once they've reached their golden years, today's CEOs are redefining what they do. Commentator Harriet Rubin says creative rebirth is a good way to build a legacy.

I'll wear what she's wearing

A powerful public relations campaign is saving clothing company Steve & Barry's millions in advertising, thanks to the star appeal of Sarah Jessica Parker. Jill Barshay explores what makes such outreach so successful.
Posted In: Retail

Alcoa loses Alcan bid to Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto has agreed to buy Canadian aluminum company Alcan for $38 billion, making Alcoa withdraw its hostile bid. Bob Moon has the story.
Posted In: Investing

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Get Yourself High
Keep It Like a Secret [Vinyl]
A Ghost Is Born
Ten Years of Tears
Substance

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