Jan 8, 2007

Marketplace PM for January 8, 2007

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Uncle Sam would like to speak with you

Jan 8, 2007
Nokia, the Finnish cell phone company, and Siemens, the German engineering giant, are talking about merging their network equipment operations. So why is the U.S. government concerned? John Dimsdale reports.

Looking for a sign in commodities drop

Jan 8, 2007
Alcoa announces its earnings tomorrow amid a steep sell-off in commodities. Some are wondering whether the drop in prices for materials such as copper, aluminum and oil signals an economic slowdown. Sarah Gardner reports.

Dear Marketplace . . .

Jan 8, 2007
Even though it was the holiday season, many of you still took time to write us. Kai Ryssdal reviews some of your comments and complaints.

Detroit dresses up for its big show

Jan 8, 2007
The Big Three U.S. carmakers have a lot riding on the Detroit car show that opens later this week. Kai Ryssdal talks with Los Angeles Times auto critic Dan Neil about what he expects to see there.

Do you have that in a shocking pink?

Jan 8, 2007
What's shiny and pink and small enough to fit in a handbag? The latest model from Taser — the stun gun company. It's one of the hot new products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Amy Scott reports.

An incentive clause for college athletes?

Jan 8, 2007
Top college coaches bring home more than a million dollars a year. The players don't see a dime before they graduate. Commentator Dwayne Ballen says there's a way to remedy the uneven economic playing field.

Pizza for pesos

Jan 8, 2007
If you've got Mexican pesos in your pocket and a hankering for a pepperoni pizza, then Pizza Patron's the place for you. Antonio Swad, the Dallas-based company's president, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the new offer.

Memories of misfortune

Jan 8, 2007
Five years ago, Argentinians took to the streets in protest of the nation's huge financial crisis. Rachel Hopkin brings us the story of two Buenos Aires teachers and how they're coping today.