Marketplace AM for December 1, 2006
Dec 1, 2006

Marketplace AM for December 1, 2006

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Intuit buys Digital Insight

Dec 1, 2006
The maker of TurboTax and Quicken branches into the world of online banking with its purchase of Digital Insight Corp. Janet Babin reports.

Enron's historic crash

Dec 1, 2006
This week in 2001, one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history was launched. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to the energy giant's precipitous fall.

Fidel's energy obsession

Dec 1, 2006
Dan Grech reports on Cuban leader Fidel Castro's unorthodox approach to the country's energy crunch.

How did Robert Altman stay in business?

Dec 1, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier look at why maverick director Robert Altman would have had a hard time breaking into today's Hollywood.

UK considers 'Frankentaters'

Dec 1, 2006
European consumers have staunchly opposed genetically-modified crops, but now the British government has approved trials of a blight-resistant potato. Will consumers buy into it? Stephen Beard reports.

Weak dollar = bonus anxiety

Dec 1, 2006
It seems U.S. investment bankers in Europe are wringing their hands over what the sliding value of the dollar will due to their annual bonus checks. Hillary Wicai reports.

Private equity wants to do-it-themselves

Dec 1, 2006
Two private equity firms are reportedly considering a bid of $100 billion for home improvement retailer Home Depot. No matter that its stock has fallen 15 percent over two years.

Opening up ICANN

Dec 1, 2006
ICANN, the group that oversees the Internet, meets in Brazil this weekend. High on the agenda: making the bidding process for domain control more open and transparent. Brian Watt reports.

Calderón takes office

Dec 1, 2006
Mexican President Felipe Calderón is being sworn in today — and inheriting a slowing Mexican economy. Franc Contreras looks at the challenges he faces.

Bringing cheaper HIV drugs to India

Dec 1, 2006
Former president Bill Clinton announced that his negotiated significantly cheaper HIV treatment for children in India, home to the world's largest HIV-positive population. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Price tag for HIV meds: $620,000

Dec 1, 2006
The lifetime treatment cost for an AIDS patient has hit $620,000 — and that figure probably isn't going down anytime soon. Jason Paur reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC

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