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Dear Marketplace...

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 8, 2005
We got letters. New Yorkers and non-New Yorkers respond to our special week focusing on Gotham City. A Santa Monica accountant challenges Robert Reich's mortgage theory. And Kai brushes up his math skills.

Better living through diamonds

| Nov 8, 2005
South African diamond company De Beers announced that it's selling 26% of its mining operations to a black empowerment group. From Capetown, Terry FitzPatrick reports on the larger context.

Dueling drug measures in California

| Nov 8, 2005
Competing ballot initiatives before voters in California today look to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. The primary differences lie in who supports them and how regulated they would be. Tamara Keith reports.

What we have here is a failure to communicate

| Nov 8, 2005
Commentator Andreas Kluth argues that CEOs are masters of communicating without really saying anything.

Smoke gets in your eyes

Lisa Napoli | Nov 8, 2005
The deadline is today for nations to ratify a treaty regulating tobacco advertising and smoking warnings across the globe. As Lisa Napoli reports, the U.S. wont be one of those nations.

Big money in the Big Apple

Alisa Roth | Nov 8, 2005
Michael Bloomberg is coasting to a likely landslide victory today over his challenger for mayor. Alisa Roth reports on how the mayor's vast personal wealth factored into his re-election efforts.
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Not-so-blockbuster earnings

Jeff Tyler | Nov 8, 2005
Blockbuster is expected to report a third quarter loss today. Efforts to adjust its brick-and-mortar business model to compete with on-line DVD distribution don't appear to be working. Jeff Tyler reports.

Grokster takes a napster

Brian Watt | Nov 8, 2005
The peer-to-peer file sharing service has shut down as part of a lawsuit settlement with movie and music companies. As Brian Watt reports, it's the end of an era.

A man, a plan, a canal - a goldmine

Dan Grech | Nov 8, 2005
Panama wants to upgrade its outmoded canal, and with a price tag of $10 billion, US companies want in on the action. Dan Grech reports.

Bosses in the blogosphere

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 8, 2005
Despite the fact workers are wasting a lot of time reading blogs, a new study finds that CEOs like them. Stacey Vanek Smith explains.