Marketplace AM for November 16, 2006

Episode Description 

Big Tobacco still smokin'

Despite a sharp drop in the number of U.S. smokers, the tobacco industry is holding its own. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health

New banking rules in China

China has announced long-awaited rules governing the entrance of foreign banks into its lucrative retail banking market. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Arts essential to economic growth?

Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell discuss a new approach to economic development through nurturing artist communities.

Growing up in the wine industry

E.&amp; J. Gallo Winery President and CEO Joseph Gallo talks with Kai Ryssdal about learning the family business from Ernest and Julio, and passing it on. <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/corneroffice/">Conversations From the Corner Office</a>.

Clear Channel's off the market

The fate of media giant Clear Channel is finally clear this morning: Two private equity firms will buy the company and take it private. Alisa Roth reports.

Brits use Bond film as recruiting tool

Britain's MI6 Secret Intelligence Service has used the release of the new Bond film "Casino Royale" to launch a recruitment drive. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Weinstein movies only at Blockbuster

The producer brothers of Miramax fame have struck a deal with Blockbuster for exclusive DVD distribution of their films. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Portland unplugged

Microsoft is helping to roll out new wireless Internet service in Portland, Oregon. It'll be free, but there's a catch: It's ad-supported. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Strong earnings expected from HP

HP comes out with its third quarter earnings today, and they're expected to be good despite the company's pretexting scandal. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Wall Street