Marketplace PM for September 21, 2006
British business mogul Richard Branson today pledged $3 billion to combat global warming over the next decade: 100% of the profits from Virgin's transportation and airline sectors. But there might be motive besides saving the planet, Sam Eaton reports.
San Diego County's government pension fund lost an estimated $45 million to Amaranth's bad investments. Andrew Phelps reports.
Hewlett-Packard's stock price fell nearly 5% today as investors found out that the internal leak investigation might go all the way to the top. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Adam Lashinsky of Fortune magazine who's been following the story.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suggested paying poor people for making good choices such as staying in school or seeing a doctor regularly. Newt Gingrich, who joins Marketplace as an occasional commentator, says it's an idea worth considering.