Marketplace AM for August 30, 2006
Aug 30, 2006

Marketplace AM for August 30, 2006

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Displaced poor likely to stay where they land

Aug 30, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues that despite all the rebuilding efforts a year after Hurricane Katrina, little has been done to help New Orleans' displaced poor.

Kraft, Philip Morris splitting up?

Aug 30, 2006
Altria, the parent company of Kraft Foods and cigarette-maker Philip Morris, is under pressure from shareholders to separate the two companies. Janet Babin reports.

Immigration field hearing

Aug 30, 2006
The Senate takes its immigration field hearing tour to Colorado today to examine the impact of illegal immigration on state and federal budgets. Scott Tong reports.

IMF to give China more power

Aug 30, 2006
The International Monetary Fund is giving itself a makeover and one of the expected changes would give China more influence and voting power. And the Bush Administration is among those pushing for the change. Scott Tong tells us why.

Don't forget the coffee

Aug 30, 2006
Starbucks is planning a big marketing push to get consumers to drink its . . . coffee? Jason Paur explains.

Hotel forced to change business strategy

Aug 30, 2006
A year ago, Hurricane Katrina's 30-foot storm surge essentially wiped the town of Waveland, Mississippi off the map. Dan Grech revisits the Coast Inn and Suites to check in on its reconstruction.

Trying to get Bally in shape

Aug 30, 2006
Dissident shareholders are preparing for a possible bid to put Bally Total Fitness on the sale block after years of disappointing revenue. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Controversy over UK super-casino

Aug 30, 2006
A public hearing opens in Britain today to decide who will run the UK's first Vegas-style casino. Controversial US billionaire Philip Anschutz is the frontrunner. Stephen Beard has the story.

Tag-team parenting grows

Aug 30, 2006
A new report says an increasing number of married couples have become "tag-team" parents, working different shifts to take turn watching the kids to help ends meet. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

iPod manufacturer sues journalists

Aug 30, 2006
The Taiwanese company that manufactures Apple's iPod is suing two journalists for $3.5 million for writing that it had poor working conditions in its factory. And the journalists' assets have been frozen, Jocelyn Ford reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC

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