The Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to become the largest piece of U.S. public infrastructure to be privatized. Jill Barshay reports that at least two overseas ventures have submitted undisclosed cash offers for the road.
A gaping loophole in British airport security has come to light: Criminal records checks are not being done for foreign employees. Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London explains the situation to host Scott Jagow.
With about three months to go before the China Olympics, Beijing is being picky about who it's letting in. Chinese visas are getting harder to come by, and foreign businessmen are crying foul. Scott Tong reports.
In our story about a book on BS, the author, while making a point, said that no one in the history of the world had ever washed a rental car. Well, listener Brad Brooks-Rubin wrote in to correct that statement.
EADS, parent company of Airbus, and Boeing are in India trying to land a contract for an $11 billion fighter jet, the latest bruising battle the two companies have fought over military aircraft contracts. Mehul Srivastava reports.
Delta and Northwest airlines lost $10.5 billion in the first quarter, with jet fuel costs a big chunk of that. The two companies are hoping to merge, but first they have to persuade antitrust officials. John Dimsdale reports.
The Italian government will loan Alitalia about half a billion dollars to prevent the troubled airline's collapse. But Alitalia is losing $1 million a day and facing ever higher fuel costs. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Government approval of a Delta-Northwest airline merger is pending, but today Delta Airlines flight attendants begin voting on whether to unionize. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what affect, if any, a union could have on the merger.