Marketplace PM for October 10, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal goes through the mail bag and shares some letters from our listeners.
Sprint Nextel chairman Tim Donahue will leave his post at the end of the year. The move comes after a tough year for Sprint, but the company says Donahue is leaving voluntarily. Diantha Parker reports.
One of the largest chemical companies in the world, DuPont today announced it is doubling its R&D investment in green products and setting new sales goals for eco-friendly products. Sarah Gardner reports.
Three years ago Eveleth, Minn. might have been heading for ghost town status when its bankrupt iron mine closed. And then a new wind blew through town, all the way from China. Bob Kelleher reports.
Starting next week Ford's hourly employees must decide whether to accept a buyout offer. Today the automaker began conducting career fairs and workshops to help them weigh career options. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to one of those employees.
So Google buys YouTube for $1.6 billion — another opportunity to make gobs of money selling more ads to more eyeballs. But commentator and marketing expert Adam Hanft says something is being overlooked in the swirl of attention.