Marketplace AM for September 13, 2006
Sep 13, 2006

Marketplace AM for September 13, 2006

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Earmarks need to go

Sep 13, 2006
Congressional leaders are considering new rules to govern the use of earmarks in the appropriations process. But commentator Robert Reich argues they don't go far enough.

China to measure happiness

Sep 13, 2006
China is planning to add a new key index to its roster of economic indicators. It's called the "happiness index." Jocelyn Ford reports.

Look for more changes at Ford

Sep 13, 2006
Directors for Ford begin a two-day board meeting today, and observers expect another round of restructuring announcements. Sarah Gardner reports.

Legal troubles ahead for HP?

Sep 13, 2006
California's Attorney General says insiders at Hewlett Packard could face criminal charges stemming from the company's probe into information leaked to the media. Bob Moon reports.

Corn as food vs. corn as fuel

Sep 13, 2006
What happens to the economics of corn when demand for food competes with demand for a renewable fuel source? Sam Eaton reports.

Time is shrinking

Sep 13, 2006
Time Inc. plans to sell 18 of its smaller, but still profitable magazine titles in an effort to refocus its publishing strategy. Rachel Dornhelm looks at what's behind the sale.

Oil companies not paying royalties

Sep 13, 2006
Lawmakers open a hearing today into claims the Interior Department continues to waive royalty payments for big oil companies. Scott Tong reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC