Marketplace AM for June 5, 2007
Jun 5, 2007

Marketplace AM for June 5, 2007

Stories You Might Like What does adding 224K jobs mean for long-awaited interest rate cuts? We didn’t buy more in June, but we did spend more … The job market got better in June, but the numbers are from before renewed shutdowns The economy gained 850,000 jobs in June The arrow of the U.S. economy […]

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Climate change data knocked out of orbit

Jun 5, 2007
As President Bush prepares to tout U.S. leadership on reducing greenhouse gas emissions at tomorrow's G8 summit in Germany, there's news the White House is cutting what scientists call an essential tool for studying global warming. Sam Eaton has details.

Play it again Starbucks

Jun 5, 2007
And again and again. Paul McCartney's latest album debuts today, and Starbucks will be playing the first release from its new Hear Music label at all 10,000-plus coffeehouses all day long. Jeremy Hobson has the story.

Gas sign of the times

Jun 5, 2007
Some gas station operators are tired of running outside to change the numbers on those towering signs. It's time-consuming, sometimes dangerous, and being slow to match the latest price move can cost 'em big. So they're going digital.

More ups and downs in Shanghai

Jun 5, 2007
More volatility on the Chinese stock market today as the Shanghai Composite fell over 7 percent before ending the day up 2.5 percent. Jamil Andolini of the Financial Times says it's a continuation of the slump spurred by last week's stamp tax increase.

Save the ugly, smelly, little fish or else...

Jun 5, 2007
It lacks the glamour of dolphins and whales, but at the bottom of the food chain, the lowly Atlantic menhaden might be the most important fish in the sea. Bruce Franklin suggests we get it an agent or maybe a celebrity spokesperson before it dies out.

Options a good deal for companies, too

Jun 5, 2007
CEOs of many big corporations get stock options worth millions. But because of a loophole in reporting the deals, the companies can cash in, too. Now the deals are under the gun — John Dimsdale reports.

Coke takes a sip at water conservation

Jun 5, 2007
It takes just 2.5 liters of water to make and bottle one liter of Coke, but 250 liters to grow the sugar cane in the mix. The bottling giant announces a new push to save water — but is it enough? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Nuts & Bolts: Perils of success

Jun 5, 2007
Many entrepreneurs told us they didn't know how to handle their own success. What should they do next? Steve Tripoli looks at what went wrong for two startups, and what they could have done differently.

Talking over hedge fund regulation

Jun 5, 2007
Germany is concerned about the lack of transparency and accountability in the trillion-dollar hedge fund industry, but it's not likely to gain much support even for voluntary regulation at this G8 summit. Kyle James reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC