Marketplace PM for June 15, 2006
Microsoft Corp. co-founder and chairman Bill Gates is relinquishing daily duties in 2008 to work more closely with his foundation.
A survey today that said 50% of marketing execs have paid to get their "news" mentioned in the mainstream press. And almost half of those who haven't said they would. Lisa Napoli reports.
President Bush today created the country's largest national monument in the oceans off the Hawaiian islands. The marine preserve is 1,400 miles long and home to some 7,000 species, many of which can't be found elsewhere. Sam Eaton reports.
Commercial whaling has been banned for 20 years, but Japan, Norway and Iceland mostly ignore the ban. And this year, they might even have enough votes to turn the tides their way when the International Whaling Commission meets. Alex Cohen reports.
The US is addicted to oil, the President says. But the European Union is looking for ways to kick the addiction. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Commentator and bookstore clerk Moira Manion has two words for the kids running roughshod down store aisles: Get out.