Marketplace PM for May 7, 2007

Episode Description 

Feeling bearish? Foiled again

News of Alcoa's hostile, $27 billion bid for Canadian competitor Alcan pushed the Dow ever higher today. The stock market's on a winning streak it hasn't seen since 1927. Amy Scott looks into whether it can sustain it.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Reporters claim HP invaded their privacy

Three C-Net reporters are planning to sue Hewlett Packard. It's the latest twist in the company's spying scandal. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Big business targets health care reform

A group of Fortune 500 companies announced today their support for reforming health care and the formation of a coalition that will push for mandatory market-based health insurance. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Why not break the money taboo?

Commentator Shira Boss says we're more likely to know about our friends taking antidepressants than about how they handle their money — and that should change.
Posted In: Economy

Profiting from social responsibility

Capitalism's traditional view is that companies exist to make money for shareholders — period. But one group is trying to change that definition. Alex Goldmark reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Directors offer Hollywood a package deal

Five Mexican movie directors are shopping themselves in a five-picture, all-or-nothing deal that could fetch $100-million. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mexico

Globalization, one day at a time

In his latest book, economist Daniel Altman looks at a day in the lives of workers and businesses in the globalized economy. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about what works . . . and doesn't.
Posted In: Books, Canada, Economy

Adapting to a new way of business

A company called Development Technology Workshop, or DTW, is trying to do well while doing good at the same time. Rachel Louise Snyder caught up with the man who runs it in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship