Marketplace for Thursday, March 27, 2008
Competition between Airbus and Boeing is often cast in nationalistic terms. But commentator Benjamin Barber says that in today's global economy, the idea that Boeing is American while Airbus is foreign is simply antiquated.
Some of the biggest auto insurance companies are now offering discounts to a group that is typically the riskiest and most expensive to insure -- young drivers and their parents. Jeremy Hobson reports.
YouTube, the online video pioneer, has rolled out a way to make tracking your Web-surfing interests and tendencies even easier. And advertisers are going to love it. Lisa Napoli reports.
The price of oil jumped to $107.50 a barrel today after insurgents in Iraq blew up a crucial pipeline. Jeff Tyler reports on the pricing cause and effect.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
The Fed has pumped another $75 billion into the frozen credit markets with the first auction of loans to investment banks that it promised as part of the bailout of Bear Stearns. Will the effort restore confidence to the credit markets? Jill Barshay reports.