Marketplace AM for September 20, 2006
Sep 20, 2006

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Mattel hoping for extreme Elmo sales

Sep 20, 2006
Struggling toymaker Mattel is counting on its new TMX Elmo to pound up some holiday revenue. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Headed for recession?

Sep 20, 2006
Commentator Clive Crook says the U.S. economy might be in store for more than just a slowdown.

Fed meets today

Sep 20, 2006
The Federal Reserve is likely to keep interest rates unchanged, but some economists say inflation is still a concern. Amy Scott reports.

Break out the Cab

Sep 20, 2006
Researchers have found that a specific type of red wine may help to keep the brain sharp, and that's got growers seeing green. Janet Babin explains.

Japan's new Prime Minister

Sep 20, 2006
Japan's ruling party has elected Shinzo Abe as its leader and he's expected to win next week's parliamentary elections. Jocelyn Ford looks at what he'll face when he takes charge of the world's second-largest economy.

Airlines negotiate pilot pay

Sep 20, 2006
Southwest and American airlines both begin talking to pilots about pay this week as they look to control cost and improve productivity. The talks could go very differently, Janet Babin reports.

Hawaii-Alaska sisterhood

Sep 20, 2006
Reporter Weld Royal looks at the unique economic relationship between the 49th and 50th states.

An end to the hi-def battle?

Sep 20, 2006
Makers of a new digital disk say it works in both of the competing high-definition DVD format players on the market. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Russians buy Boeing Dreamliners

Sep 20, 2006
The Russians have bought an option to buy $3 billion worth of planes from Boeing, but the deal with the American planemaker may not be as straightforward as it seems. Stephen Beard reports.

Thailand coup upsets Asian markets

Sep 20, 2006
Yesterday's military coup in Thailand, while peaceful, has essentially shut down that country for the day and rattled markets in Japan, Singapore and South Korea. But could it bring greater stability in the end? Joe Zefran reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC