Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
A growing class of Chinese entrepreneurs is running small businesses in Africa. And Lesotho, one of the poorest countries in the world, has become a flash point for new tensions between local Africans and Chinese businesspeople. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Health
The drug Vytorin has been a multibillion-dollar blockbuster -- although it hasn't exactly been the cholesterol buster it was supposed to be. Commentator and physician Dr. Stefan Kertesz says it's a cautionary tale about the process of approving new pharmaceuticals.
Posted In: Science
The FDA has decided food from cloned animals -- cows, pigs, goats -- is safe, despite protests from consumer groups and Congress. And as Sarah Gardner reports, some of the country's biggest food companies don't have much appetite for the technology, either.
Major studios are sending their strongest signals yet that the current TV season is now beyond rescue due to the Writers Guild stand-off. Joe Adalian, TV editor for Variety, talks with host Bob Moon about the cutbacks and cancellations at this important time of year.
Steve Jobs unveiled some new Apple widgets at the Macworld expo. A super-thin laptop turned out to be the hot new product. Which raises the question: So what? Host Bob Moon has more.
A new report says the federal gas tax needs to go up to foot the bill to fix America's aging bridges and roads. Think you can afford another 40 cents a gallon? Janet Babin reports.