Marketplace AM for April 6, 2007
Apr 6, 2007

Marketplace AM for April 6, 2007

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Opportunity in Knock

Apr 6, 2007
The tiny town of Knock, Ireland has become a popular Catholic pilgrimage since residents say they saw an apparition of Virgin Mary in 1879. And a million and a half visitors each year equal a million and a half consumers.

Kerkorian's back in the Chrysler race

Apr 6, 2007
Twelve years after a previous attempt to acquire the automaker, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian has bid $4.5 billion for Chrysler. But if anyone's going to stand in his way, it could be the auto workers union.

Battle of the sweeteners

Apr 6, 2007
Splenda has overtaken the sugar substitutes market, but little blue rival Equal says it's only done so with deceptive marketing claims. The case goes before a Philadelphia court Monday.

First international labor union in the works

Apr 6, 2007
Two of the world's biggest labor unions are talking about merging. If Britain's Unite and United Steel Workers in the U.S. and Canada join forces it would create an international behemoth of a workers union.

Music biz'll never be the same

Apr 6, 2007
Digital downloads are forever changing the way we find and listen to music — and that's changing the way the whole industry works, says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.

Another big raise for CEOs

Apr 6, 2007
CEO bonuses were up 13% last year. Some say efforts to link executive pay to performance are working, but critics argue that the rules of the game have been rigged to ensure a big payday.

Global warning

Apr 6, 2007
The latest UN report on climate change puts forth the bleakest outlook yet, saying warming will cause more damage than previously forecast — and sooner.

Chavez gets biofuel backlash

Apr 6, 2007
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has reversed his pro-ethanol stance on the heels of an announced ethanol partnership between the U.S. and Brazil. Probably realized his political influence would be eroded by widespread adoption of the biofuel.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC

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