Marketplace AM for November 14, 2005

Episode Description 

Pension accounting

Newsweek Wall Street editor Alan Sloan tells host Cheryl Glaser about new accounting standards for pension obligations.

Best bets

Author William Poundstone talks to host Tess Vigeland about his new book "Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street."

Forests for sale

Once a primary source for wood pulp, Great Lakes forests now face economic pressures that are turning wide-open forests into subdivisions. Sandy Hausman reports.

Senate tax cuts

The Senate Finance Committee takes up a proposal today to cut taxes at the same time Congress is considering cutting social programs to reduce the deficit. As John Dimsdale reports, critics see a contradiction between the two efforts.

Andean trade talks

Stung by the collapse of hemispheric free trade talks, the Bush Administration looks to walk before it can run, launching trade negotiations with just three Andean nations Monday. Dan Grech reports.

Wal-Mart protest

A grass-roots organization has launched a campaign to keep tabs of how Wal-Mart impacts local communities throughout the country. Alisa Roth reports.

Nissan relocates

Nissan plans to move its US headquarters from suburban Los Angeles to Tennessee in what it calls a cost-cutting move. But many current employees are loath to relocate. Jeff Tyler reports.

California nurse-to-patient ratios

Nurses in California have come out ahead in a fight to increase the state-mandated nurse-to-patient ratio. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently abandoned a lawsuit to set the ratio 1-to-6. As Lisa Napoli reports, the current 1-to-5 ratio is being considered by other states.
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Private Airbus

While airlines queue up to buy the new Airbus A380, the world's biggest plane, some private individuals have also placed an order for the $300 million airliner. Brian Watt looks at who they might be.

China piracy

The US is pushing China to start cracking down on violations of intellectual property rights. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.