Marketplace PM for March 17, 2006
A federal appeals court today struck down an EPA rule that let some power plant operators sidestep expensive requirements to reduce emissions. It's a big victory for state governments and environmental organizations who argued the Bush administration's rule would gut the Clean Air Act. John Dimsdale reports.
Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has bought the eco-conscious British company Body Shop. Critics question the move because Body Shop is well-known for its stance against animal testing, whereas L'Oreal has never banned the practice. Stephen Beard reports.
The Visa credit card company says cash registers may have a built-in software flaw that stores consumer credit card and debit card information, even though they're not supposed to. Scott Tong reports.
American Express is advertising its new credit card, called "clear card," in Boston and Dallas. AMEX says customers want more clarity about finances. To find out what kind of clarity, it conducted a phone survey. Sean Cole reports on the practice of research as marketing.
The town of Altar is an increasingly common staging ground for illegal immigrants from Mexico and Latin America preparing for their journey to the United States. Claudine Lomonaco reports on this migrant boomtown.
Monday marks the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Kai Ryssdal looks at some statistics three years into the conflict.