Marketplace AM for December 4, 2006
Dec 4, 2006

Marketplace AM for December 4, 2006

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Pfizer fizzles

Dec 4, 2006
Drug giant Pfizer halted development of its most promising experimental drug after more than 80 people died during test trials. This is a major setback for the company, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A prescription bottle label for Pfizer's Lipitor
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Weak dollar fallout

Dec 4, 2006
The dollar was trading at a 20-month low against the euro this morning. So you'll shell out some serious dough on your next European vacation, but what else does a dropping dollar mean? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Dollar down = oil up?

Dec 4, 2006
The dollar's decline could push up the price of oil. Some OPEC members are calling for a cut in production because the falling dollar has amounted to a price cut for them. Stephen Beard explains.

Are you working or worrying about your kids?

Dec 4, 2006
Probably both, says a new study. And that's costing American businesses a lot of money. Hillary Wicai explains.

Sloan Sessions: Kerkorian's GM sell-off

Dec 4, 2006
Host Bob Moon asks Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan how billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian managed to walk away from $800 million worth of GM stock so gracefully — and what the move means for GM.

Seattle's arena battle

Dec 4, 2006
Seattle voters overwhelmingly passed an initiative to block future public money from being used for pro sports teams — but some are trying to work a deal for a new SuperSonics stadium anyway. Amy Radil reports.

Kroger stays competitive

Dec 4, 2006
The supermarket industry has become hotly competitive since Wal-Mart came onto the field, but Kroger has continued to post strong numbers. Diantha Parker looks at the grocery chain's winning game plan.

India getting cold feet

Dec 4, 2006
The U.S. is prepared to finalize a bill would allow American companies to sell civilian nuclear technology to India, but now India's wavering over some concessions in the final version. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Outsourcing the drive-thru

Dec 4, 2006
Drive-thru customers at some Wendy's locations across the country aren't actually talking to workers inside the restaurant — and that's speeding up the line. Sheryl Rich-Kern explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC

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