Marketplace PM for June 15, 2005
The scene: Wall Street. The U.S. is at war in the Middle East and gasosline prices have soared to 6 bucks a gallon. An investment bank is asked to broker a deal between a US energy company and a Russian oil firm. Don't worry, it's only a movie. Or is it? Screenwriter Ruth Epstein tells more.
Most people think of opera as something like Wagner's "Ring Cycle," belted out by overweight sopranos wearing Viking hats. But picture the five alluring young men and women who comprise Amici Forever and you've got a vision for a new kind of opera.
Japan and France are teaming up to develop a new supersonic plane. But that kind of speed doesn't come cheap; Robert Reich has more in his commentary.
It's not every day that a Republican Administration tells Big Business it needs <em>more</em> regulation. But today the Department of Homeland Security called for a safety crackdown at toxic chemical plants. Scott Tong reports.