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Marketplace AM for November 20, 2006

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Sloan Sessions: US Air's play for Delta

Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek's Allan Sloan discuss US Airways' hostile takeover bid for Delta Air — and what the outcome will mean to passengers.
Posted In: Travel, Wall Street

Questioning the flu shot

The CDC recommends flu shots for 185 million of us, but some experts question how effective they really are — and whether it's actually a good public health investment. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Housing falls alone

A forecast out today says while the nation's housing industry may be on the ropes, economists don't see much fallout for the rest of the economy. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Another transatlantic market bid denied

NASDAQ made another takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange — and it's been rebuffed again. Stephen Beard has details, and a look at why the European markets are so appealing.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

How green will the new Congress be?

With only a slight majority in both houses and the President's veto power looming, Democrats may have a tough time changing U.S. policy on climate change. But a couple proposals have a chance. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Washington

Pynchon book will sell itself

Acclaimed novelist Thomas Pynchon won't be doing any publicity for his first book in nine years, but marketing "Against the Day" should be no problem. Lisa Napoli explains.
Posted In: Books

Hu Jintao arrives in India

It's India's first visit from a Chinese president in a decade. Both countries have developed into economic power-houses in that time, but they've traditionally seen each other more as rivals than friends. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

A breathalyzer in every car?

MADD wants all cars owned by convicted drunk drivers to require built-in breathalyzers. The auto industry's on board but some worry car manufacturers are driving down a slippery slope. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime