Marketplace PM for May 1, 2006

Episode Description 

Progress in Iraq mixed

A new report from finds that thousands of schools, hundreds of police stations and dozens of firehouses have been rebuilt in Iraq. That's the good news. But as is often the case in Iraq, there's some not-so-good news too. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

The search engine wars

Google is complaining about Microsoft's new Web browser and its default search tool, saying the business strategy is similar to how Microsoft dealt with its Media Player technology — and that ended up in court. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Science

Alternative fuel not so new

With gas prices so high, host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Pulitzer Prize-winning auto critic Dan Neil about green technologies. Where has the auto industry been? And where is it going?

One Home, Two Nations

In the first of a series, Marketplace Americas Correspondent Dan Grech tells a story of two friends, Francisco and Luis, born in El Salvador and now separated by the US border.

Will the boycotts matter?

Economic boycotts and street protests have been the order of the day in many cities — but will it matter? We check with our reporters in the field at protests around the country.

Bolivia takes back its gas

Bolivia may be following Venezuela's lead on nationalization efforts — and in rebuffing American trade efforts. Scott Tong reports.