Marketplace PM for July 19, 2007
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street
The candy maker says profits over the past three months tumbled 96% compared with last year. The slide comes as Hershey is cooking up ways to fix its milk chocolate business, get into the premium chocolate market, and expand abroad. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports
Soccer star David Beckham is slated to play his first game for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night, assuming his injured ankle is OK. Tess Vigeland spoke with our sports-business expert Ed Derse about all things Beckham.
Democratic presidential candidates John Edwards and Barak Obama have been focusing on poverty as a key issue. Commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says the attention is valuable, but the politicians have a long way to go.