Segments From this episode

Vioxx heads to court . . . again

Oct 30, 2006
Merck's arthritis drug Vioxx is back in court today as an 11th case goes to trial, but the legal landscape of the ongoing litigation has changed considerably. Helen Palmer reports.

Putting a price tag on global warming

Oct 30, 2006
A new study says climate change could cost the world economy more than $6 trillion unless drastic, international action is taken now. The good news: The cost might be pretty reasonable. Stephen Beard reports.

Crash course in history

Oct 30, 2006
This week marks the anniversary of Black Tuesday. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back for a look at the great stock market crash of 1929.

Investing in the kids

Oct 30, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell look at a new trend in corporate philanthropy: giving to early childhood development programs.

Squelching rumors of Chavez ties

Oct 30, 2006
A U.S. voting machine manufacturer has confirmed it's being investigated for alleged ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But it requested the federal investigation to clear its name, Janet Babin reports.

Ringtone royalties

Oct 30, 2006
There's a whole lot of money rolling in from cell phone ringtones and other digital downloads — but music companies might be taking more than their share of the royalties. Lisa Napoli reports.

Bidding war for Delphi?

Oct 30, 2006
Nevermind all the trouble facing U.S. automakers lately: Some hedge funds and private-equity firms are banking on growing profits in the auto-parts industry. Bob Moon reports.

Youth unemployment up

Oct 30, 2006
The ILO's latest report says that 85 million young people around the globe are jobless. Hardest hit: Southeast Asia where youth unemployment has risen 85 percent over the past decade. Ruth Kirchner reports.