Marketplace AM for September 21, 2006
Sep 21, 2006

Marketplace AM for September 21, 2006

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Chinese students get friendly with Paulson

Sep 21, 2006
US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson met with students at one of China's top universities. They asked him about serious stuff, like bilateral relations, but several also got personal, reports Jocelyn Ford.

When will the Boomers retire?

Sep 21, 2006
A new report finds that 70 percent of the Baby Boomer age group plan to keep working right on past retirement age. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Farmers market goes online

Sep 21, 2006
One rural New Hampshire farmers market has put its produce up for sale on the Internet. Shoppers still have to pick up the goods in person, but the concept could be replicated in your community. Amy Quinton has the story.

Wal-Mart slashing drug prices

Sep 21, 2006
Mega-retailer Wal-Mart announced a new drug-pricing program this morning: It plans to sell generic drugs to employees and customers at drastically reduced prices, starting in Tampa, Florida. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

California sues automakers

Sep 21, 2006
The Golden State is suing GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan over greenhouse gas emissions. Some cry politics, but the case could have legs, Sam Eaton reports.

Knighthood for sale

Sep 21, 2006
British police have arrested a third person in connection with a campaign finance scandal. Political parties allegedly have been selling knighthoods and other honors in return for donations. Stephen Beard reports.

How low will oil go?

Sep 21, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economic correspondent Chris Farrell look at what's behind the current drop in oil prices — and whether the trend will continue.

FDA warning on birth control patch

Sep 21, 2006
The Food and Drug Administration warned yesterday that the birth control patch comes with possible dangerous side effects. Helen Palmer looks at what the news is likely to do to sales.

McBreakfast all day

Sep 21, 2006
McDonald's has announced plans to reconfigure stores to allow breakfast items to be served all day in an effort to maximize some of the its most popular offerings. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC