Marketplace PM for October 4, 2006
Damaging storms have sent tomato prices in Mexico skyrocketing. The rise is hurting shoppers' pockets, stoking inflation fears and upsetting economic forecasts. Host Bob Moon speaks with Los Angeles Times reporter Marla Dickerson.
Do Americans feel strongly enough about the widening wage gap that it can be a winning issue for Democrats in the upcoming midterm Congressional elections? Commentator Robert Reich says yes.
But Thomson Financial has developed computer software that can compile corporate earnings data and write short news articles — sans humans. Flesh-and-blood reporter Sean Cole puts it to the test.
California's attorney general today filed criminal charges against former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in the corporate spying scandal. Amy Scott reports.