Marketplace for Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Posted In: Entertainment
"Love in the Meadows," the French version of a TV show now airing in America, is in its third season. About 100,000 single French farmers live often lonely, rural lives, but many wish the show would be put out to pasture. John Laurenson reports.
With newspapers across the nation cutting staff, and local and national broadcast outlets laying people off, commentator David Frum asks whether the future of the news business might be found in a more partisan press.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
Like other banks hit by the credit crunch, Citigroup is selling off stock to raise money -- diluting the stock's value. Michael Holland of the Holland & Company investment firm, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the impact such moves have on investors.
Spring has been coming earlier and earlier in the Rocky Mountains for the past decade. And while this year has been a bumper crop for snow, scientists and farmers are worried about a dry, long-term trend. Peter O'Dowd reports.