Jun 6, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 6, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 6, 2008

Segments From this episode

Big Brown pushes for Triple Crown

Jun 6, 2008
If Big Brown wins the Belmont Stakes tomorrow, he'll be the first horse in 30 years to win the coveted Triple Crown. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports some fans are turned off enough by team management to not be excited.

Congress fears deal will derail security

Jun 6, 2008
A British hedge fund is fighting to control the board of directors of CSX, which owns 21,000 miles of train tracks in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson reports Congress is looking into the matter as an issue of national security.

Lobbyists prep for greenhouse gas bill

Jun 6, 2008
A Senate bill which could end up costing big emitters trillions of dollars is back until at least the next session of Congress. Sam Eaton reports why the bill has attracted so many lobbyists and what their hopes are.

Subprime hit Europe harder than U.S.

Jun 6, 2008
New figures from an American think tank show banks in Europe have shouldered the bulk of the losses from the subprime debacle. Stephen Beard looks into why European banks have picked up the larger part of the tab.

Behind the Yahoo/Microsoft drama

Jun 6, 2008
Microsoft walked away from its bid for Yahoo last month, but the story keeps getting more interesting. Renita Jablonski talks to Kara Swisher of The Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital, who's been covering the drama.

Switzerland's Art Basel going strong

Jun 6, 2008
The world's largest and oldest contemporary art fair is underway in Switzerland, and despite harder economic times, the art market is actually doing pretty well. Janet Babin tells us who's been coming to the show.

Former Broadcom CEO in drug scandal

Jun 6, 2008
Aside from being accused of backdating, former Broadcom CEO Henry Nicholas is also facing charges of slipping drugs into business associates' drinks. Nancy Marshall Genzer explores Nicholas's troubled reputation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC