Marketplace AM for March 9, 2007
Mar 9, 2007

Marketplace AM for March 9, 2007

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Box office rebound and then some

Mar 9, 2007
Hollywood's box office has returned to health despite all the doomsday predictions of two years ago. And Daily Variety's Mike Speier says we ain't seen nothin' yet — 2007 promises to be a huge year.

More billionaires than ever

Mar 9, 2007
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett still top the list, but competition is closing in. Mexico's Carlos Slim Helú is leading the race to the top, but there've been some interesting developments in Europe too.

SEC, London have an exchange

Mar 9, 2007
An SEC commissioner's remarks have riled up London's financial community — and the Brits are firing back. Roel Campos reportedly likened London's alternative market to a casino.

An accidental vote winner — and loser

Mar 9, 2007
Controversy surrounding Diebold has left its e-voting machines under a cloud of suspicion, but the company is doing quite nicely. Electronic voting is just a small sideline business for Diebold — and one it stumbled onto at that.

Saving more than time

Mar 9, 2007
Don't forget to spring forward this weekend. We're making the switch to Daylight Savings Time three weeks earlier this year, and that could save smart energy consumers some cash.

Blowing money in Chicago

Mar 9, 2007
They don't exactly know why, but researchers have found that traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange make less money on windy days.

$100 million for the brain

Mar 9, 2007
The Broad Institute will receive $100 million — the biggest award ever given for psychiatric disease research — to analyze thousands of genetic samples from people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Airbus down, but not out

Mar 9, 2007
British Airways wants to replace its long-haul jets and although the airline currently uses Boeing planes, it'll give struggling Airbus a chance to compete for the contract.

Mutiny in South America?

Mar 9, 2007
Uruguay is next on the President's tour of Latin America. Bush will push for deeper trade ties with the tiny nation that's threatening to pull away from Brazil and Argentina in a show of diplomatic muscle.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC