Marketplace AM for December 27, 2006
Dec 27, 2006

Marketplace AM for December 27, 2006

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Foreign firm buys chunk of American

Dec 27, 2006
There must be profits in those planes. An investment fund from Iceland has bought a 6 percent stake in American Airlines. Stephen Beard reports.

Predicting oil's future

Dec 27, 2006
2006 saw oil and gas prices make a rapid rise into record territory before settling somewhat. So what should we expect to pay at the pump in 2007?

A worm in the Apple?

Dec 27, 2006
A published report claims that Apple Computer falsified documents in connection with the granting of stock options — which could bring the case into the criminal realm. Janet babin reports.

Former President Gerald Ford dies

Dec 27, 2006
Our 38th President, Gerald Rudolph Ford, died Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. At 93, he was the longest-lived U.S. president.

New home sales caveat

Dec 27, 2006
November's new home sales numbers are due out today. They're expected to be up slightly, but that might not mean much. Rico Gagliano explains.

Vista glitch could short sales

Dec 27, 2006
Security experts say the threat from a recently-discovered security flaw in Microsoft's new Vista operating system is minimal, but the news could hurt Vista sales anyway. Jason Paur reports.

Promote it the UK way

Dec 27, 2006
New laws regulating fast food ads aimed at kids are threatening to take a bite out of Burger King's profits in the UK. Stephen Beard reports.

Toyota: No alliance talk

Dec 27, 2006
Following reports that Toyota is considering a partnership with Ford Motors, the Japanese automaker has announced that the two did meet, but says they did not discuss the possibility of forming any alliance.

Making movie history

Dec 27, 2006
This week back in 1895 Paris, the Lumiere brothers introduced the world to the film business. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
Moviegoers watch the French film "Iznogou" in Richmond, Va.
Paul J. Richards (c) AFP/Getty Images

Green is the new bottom line

Dec 27, 2006
As energy costs and climate change made headlines in 2006, many businesses began to change their wasteful ways and adopt more sustainable practices. But it's still all about profit.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC

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