Marketplace AM for November 15, 2005

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Home Depot earnings reflect home improvement surge

Keyed by the destruction wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, earnings for home improvement chains like Lowes and Home Depot rose in the third quarter. Ethan Lindsey reports.
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Pilots rally to save union contract

Delta pilots are set to rally today to protest efforts by the airline to void their union contracts in bankruptcy court. Sarah Gardner reports.
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October retail sales

The government's retail sales figures for October are expected to be released today, and as Rachel Dornhelm reports, it doesn't appear that higher gas prices have put much of a crimp in consumer spending.
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Western Union clamps down on fraud

Western Union has announced a series of steps designed to discourage consumers from wiring money to fraudulent telemarketers. Scott Jagow reports.
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Border crossing

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has extended her stay in the Middle East to try hammer out an agreement to ease the flow of people and commerce between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Hillary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada
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Schwarzenegger visits China

Stung by voters at home, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visits China in a high-profile economic mission. So what does California get out of it? Ruth Kirchner has more.
Posted In: Canada
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Chirac on unemployment

French president Jacques Chirac has unveiled a plan to combat racism and unemployment in his troubled country. But will it become a reality? Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Canada
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The illegal art trade

The Getty Center's former antiquities curator is going on trial in Italy for conspiring to loot Roman artifacts. It's part of Italy's efforts to curb the illicit art trade, but as Megan Williams reports, not everyone in the art world is happy.
Posted In: Canada
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Choice and confusion

Helen Palmer reports on the government's new prescription drug program for seniors, which opens for enrollment today.
Posted In: Health
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Over-the-counter drugs: Who really benefits?

Commentator Christopher Bowe warns consumers who want over-the-counter access to prescription drugs to be careful what they wish for.
Posted In: Health
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Bernanke hearings

The Senate Banking Committee opens hearings today on Ben Bernanke's nomination as chairman of the Federal Reserve board. John Dimsdale reports.

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