Marketplace PM for June 13, 2006

Episode Description 

Wall Street's beleaguered brokerages

Goldman Sachs today reported gangbuster earnings for last quarter, only to see its share price fall three percent. Yesterday something similar happened to Lehman Brothers. Amy Scott has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Ford CEO calls for smarter meetings

Ford Motor's chief executive has unveiled a new policy on meetings. Sometimes, he says, they're counterproductive. No kidding. Tess Vigeland went looking for ways to help them avoid meeting mayhem.

Breaking the system of 'legalized bribery'

Commentator and Washington Post columnist Jeff Birnbaum says the Jack Abramoff scandal in Washington has made politicians admit something they didn't want to: Money has power.
Posted In: Washington

Underground pharming

It's the farm of tomorrow hundreds of feet underground, where big companies test <NOBR>bio-engineered</NOBR> crops in huge caverns to prevent the accidental spread of seeds. Janet Babin reports.

We've got mail

Host Kai Ryssdal takes a look at the letters inbox, and it's mighty full this week.

Closet crafters cash in on clutter

The housing boom is slowing across the country, but there is one home market that's still expanding &mdash; the closet. Intrepid reporter Cash Peters went on a tour of the oversized closet.

Congress wary of 'emergency' spending

President Bush's spending habits in Iraq are getting a closer look on the Hill. More than four years and $400 billion later, Congress appears ready to put its foot down on the use of emergency budget requests for the war. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington