Marketplace PM for September 15, 2006

Episode Description 

Do you know where your congressman is?

Most workers have to account for their time at work, whether by punching the timeclock or reporting their hours. Commentator Ellen Miller thinks politicians should be required to do the same.

DON'T eat your spinach — for now

In more than eight states, bagged spinach is being blamed for a rash of E. coli outbreaks. Federal health officials are warning not to eat any bagged spinach of any brand. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health

Week on Wall Street

Host Bob Moon talks about this week's market news with Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson.
Posted In: Wall Street

What does a man want?!

More men are staying single longer and their spending habits are changing. So, marketers got together in New York to look at what appeals to this changing customer base. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

They'll write a jingle for a song

Cash Peters reports on a company that is trying to revolutionize the music you hear while on hold or on a website.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

More layoffs announced at Ford

Ford Motor Co. announced today it is cutting over one-third of salaried employees. That follows a previous announcement of buyouts offered to 75,000 union workers. Amy Scott reports.

Battling China over auto parts

The U.S., Canada and European Union today complained to the World Trade Organization that China should lower trade barriers that they say are unfair for foreign automakers. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Ney pleads guilty in lobbying scandal

Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has agreed to plead guilty in a corruption scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington