Marketplace PM for February 15, 2007
Feb 15, 2007

Marketplace PM for February 15, 2007

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Ethiopians' dispute with Starbucks keeps brewing

Feb 15, 2007
Starbucks has been accused of blocking Ethiopian farmers' attempts to trademark their coffee beans. A group representing Africa's top coffee growers is now backing the farmers' efforts. Stephen Beard reports.

Bad weather, bad business

Feb 15, 2007
A series of powerful winter storms has shut down some of America's busiest airports recently. But commentator Christopher Elliott thinks airlines are being a little too quick to take a snow day.

Are CEOs paid an unhealthy amount?

Feb 15, 2007
One of the factors often cited as contributing to high health-care costs is the money paid to executives of medical and drug companies. Helen Palmer looks at whether the bosses are worth what they get.

Going after waste in defense contracts

Feb 15, 2007
With some tough talk, Senate Democrats introduced legislation today that would tighten rules on defense contractors. Eric Niiler reports.

Investors' interest in British soccer kicks in

Feb 15, 2007
Owners of some big-time American sports franchises are betting heavily on English football — as they call it over there. Business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse talks with Kai Ryssdal about the trend.

A case of political supply and demand?

Feb 15, 2007
With basic staples getting harder to find on supermarket shelves in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez is accusing businesses of holding back to avoid selling at the government's fixed prices. Dan Grech reports.

Dubai Ports sale still sitting at the dock

Feb 15, 2007
After controversy last year over its ownership of six U.S. seaports, Dubai Ports World has been trying to sell the holdings to global insurance giant AIG. But the deal's not going smoothly. Amy Scott reports.