Marketplace PM for June 30, 2006
Today, billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian urged troubled carmaker General Motors to consider partnering with Nissan and Renault. Host Tess Vigeland speaks to the New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the story.
The Internet firm Cendant sold its Orbitz travel booking site to the Blackstone Group for $4 billion. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports that Cendant's looking to keep its business simple.
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<strong>NEWS ANALYSIS:</strong> The visit of President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi to Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion brings to light The King's views on economic policy. Reporter Kim Green explains to Tess Vigeland.
Political philosopher and commentator Benjamin Barber worries that Warren Buffett's bequest to the Gates Foundation may pose threats to civil society and philanthropy that people haven't considered.