Marketplace AM for March 6, 2007
Mar 6, 2007

Marketplace AM for March 6, 2007

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EU like it's 1985

Mar 6, 2007
A report out today from a European commerce association says stacked against a number of yardsticks, the E.U. economy is decades behind the U.S.

Singin' the payola blues

Mar 6, 2007
They don't admit wrongdoing, but four major radio broadcasters have agreed to a major FCC fine to settle accusations that they regularly accepted cash from record labels in exchange for airplay.

Best bait-and-switch?

Mar 6, 2007
Connecticut is investigating complaints that Best Buy tried to trick customers into paying full price for items that were supposed to be on sale. Best Buy says store employees just made a mistake.

Can't choose your typosquatters

Mar 6, 2007
Commentator Bill Langworthy points out that, much as in real-world real estate, a domain name's value is all about location, location, location. And, good or bad, typosquatters are just a keystroke away.

Paris tries to unchain Champs-Elysées

Mar 6, 2007
The glamorous Champs-Elysées has been losing lustre as high rents and big retail chains crowd out the quaint Parisian shops and high-end clientele that made it famous. So the city has decided to battle the tides of modern commerce.

New attack on predatory lending

Mar 6, 2007
Sub-prime lenders are suffering double-digit drops on Wall Street. Consumer advocates say it's the fallout of shady lending practices, and today they launched a national campaign to address the problem.

Turning cow pies into cash piles

Mar 6, 2007
New technology is helping beef and dairy farmers turn a profit on a sustainable commodity right in their own back... well, barnyards. Seems one farm's cow poop can power hundreds of homes.

Water treatment to go

Mar 6, 2007
Researchers may have found a cheap, effective and highly portable solution for cleaning up unsafe drinking water in developing nations — and for cutting chlorine use in water here in the States.

New car shades of green

Mar 6, 2007
Green is the theme in Geneva this week as automakers from around the world display new models and concept cars, but some environmentalists say they're just painting over the real problem with greenwash.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC