Marketplace for Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Posted In: Auto, Science
The U.S. chemicals giant announced a $140 million joint venture with a Danish company to produce ethanol from non-food sources. It could be a valuable fuel source, but don't expect corn prices to drop just yet. Sam Eaton reports for the Sustainability Desk.
The images are devastating -- schools and hospitals flattened, survivors and bodies pulled from the rubble... Offers of aid and supplies have poured in from around the world. But John Dimsdale reports China's government seems intent on showing it can handle the catastrophe on its own.
Posted In: Travel
A new round of negotiations gets underway for the Open Skies agreement -- a comprehensive set of rules governing transatlantic air travel. The stakes are enormous, and European airlines are pushing for a bigger share of the airlines themselves. Stephen Beard reports.