Marketplace PM for September 5, 2006
Many developing — and some developed — nations have reputations for corruption. Turns out parking ticket data may serve as a good measure of just how corrupt. Undercover Economist Tim Harford explains.
Millions of kids have gone off to college for the fall. As some of us face empty nests, all of us should face some empty promises about American higher education says author and commentator Beth Shulman.
The automaker announced this afternoon that Bill Ford, Jr. — Henry's great-grandson — will step down from its top job. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Micheline Maynard of the New York Times about the development.
Three oil companies today announced a major oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. The deep-water well may be one of the biggest finds in recent years — and could boost U.S. oil and gas reserves by 50 percent. Sarah Gardner reports.
British oil giant BP has appointed a former U.S. District Judge to act as a company ombudsman who will hear complaints from BP workers in Alaska and elsewhere. Stephen Beard reports.