Marketplace AM for September 5, 2006
Sep 5, 2006

Marketplace AM for September 5, 2006

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BP gets an ombudsman

Sep 5, 2006
British oil giant BP has appointed a former US District Judge to act as a company ombudsman who will hear complaints from BP workers in Alaska and elsewhere. Stephen Beard reports.

Tribunal expected to uphold Calderon win

Sep 5, 2006
Mexico's election court is expected to make a final decision today that conservative Felipe Calderon did win the presidency, but another legal battle looms: Businesses there are suing his opponent.

Summer travel roundup

Sep 5, 2006
The summer vacation season is over, so Rachel Dornhelm looks at how things shaped up for the hospitality industry.

Congress back in session

Sep 5, 2006
Lawmakers return to Washington this week after a long summer recess, and the clock is ticking on efforts to reach agreement on next year's budget. But don't expect much until after election season, Hillary Wicai reports.

Exceptional caregiving

Sep 5, 2006
Hillary Wicai looks at how some companies are offering employees more flexibility to care for chronically ill loved ones.

Kids won't outgrow obesity

Sep 5, 2006
A study out today finds that medically obese infants and toddlers are five times more likely to be overweight when they reach puberty. And that could have a huge financial impact, Helen Palmer reports.

When did everything get so cute?

Sep 5, 2006
Seems like you can buy a toy-like version or accessory for just about every product imaginable these days. Author and commentator Christopher Noxon ponders the consumer trend of toyification.

Growing demand tests organic standards

Sep 5, 2006
The organic food industry is starting to face some growing pains — and some consumer backlash — as its popularity surges. Sam Eaton explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC