Marketplace AM for December 6, 2005

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Exxon in Libya

Oil giant Exxon Mobil is returning to Libya after an absence of almost 25 years. The company has signed an oil exploration deal with Col. Quadaffi's regime. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Non-smoking hotels

Westin has announced plans to make all its hotels, both in the US and abroad, non-smoking. Will other hotel chains follow suit? Stacey Vanek-Smith has a look.

Pew migrant worker study

An estimated 6.3 million undocumented workers are in the US. But who are these migrants, and why are they coming? This morning, the Pew Hispanic Center released a ground-breaking study with some surprising answers. From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Liberty bonds

Congress is considering modeling Gulf Coast reconstruction partly on Lower Manhattan's post-9/11 redevelopment efforts. Amy Scott looks at how successful the Liberty Bond program has been in redeveloping New York's downtown.

Workplace flexibility

Conventional wisdom holds job flexibility is largely an issue for working mothers, but commentator Matt Miller argues that guys like it too.

NYSE/Archipelago

Members of the New York Stock Exchange are expected to vote today on whether to acquire electronic exchange operator Archipelago. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Calpine's woes

Stock trading for one of the nation's largest power producers is scheduled to be suspended today amid fears it's heading for Chapter 11. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Gates takes India

Bill Gates arrives in India today in an effort to increase sales of Microsoft products and services in its fastest growing market. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Archdiocese trial

A federal bankruptcy judge is scheduled to hear arguments today in a case to determine whether individual Catholic churches are owned by their local parishes or by their regional archdioceses. Colin Fogarty reports the outcome of clergy sex abuse lawsuits hangs in the balance.

European no-fly list

EU-member countries have been given the go-ahead to assemble lists of air carriers considered too unsafe to operate within their territories. Gretchen Cook has more.