Marketplace PM for July 25, 2007
The FBI has asked Congress for money to pay telecommunications companies to store customer data in case agents decide they need it. Watchdog groups worry about the temptation for an abuse of power. Steve Henn reports.
The SEC considered new rules that would give shareholders more influence over a company's board of directors. Some groups argue that giving shareholders more power would be an unnecessary burden on executives. Jeff Tyler reports.
Senator Barack Obama and others are changing the rules of what it means to be a black leader. Commentator Marcellus Andrews says we should dump the idea that the only good government for black people is a black-only government.
General Electric is introducing a credit card that allows shoppers to purchase carbon offsets as they spend. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
This weekend, a Southern California shoe company will give one pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair purchased. Brett Brune reports on the company's charitable nature despite its for-profit status.