Marketplace AM for November 22, 2005

Episode Description 

The future of 'Nightline'

Ted Koppel signs off today as the long-time anchor of "Nightline." Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the likely fate of the late-night news show in light of declining viewership.

"You'll shoot your eye out, Ralphie."

US PIRG releases its 20th annual survey on toy safety today. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Health

Spyware company on trial

A California company that's admitted to infecting 18 million computers with spyware and adware goes on trial today for unfair business practices. Gretchen Cook reports.

Sometimes low prices. Sometimes.

A new report out shows Wal-Mart often fails to charge an item's listed price at the checkout counter. Amy Scott reports.

Computers of the world, unite!

IBM has announced a new initiative in which the computational power of idle desktop computers the world over will be brought together to crunch data in search of new treatments for HIV. Janet Babin reports.

Shhhhhhhhhh

New research excessive noise is bad for both hospital workers and patients. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Help wanted

GM may be laying off workers and closing plants, but manufacturers across the board are hunting for qualified wokers. Apparently, the skills gap is wider and deeper than anyone suspected. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Germany gets a new chancellor

Stephen Beard reports on the ascension of new German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

BP looks to expand to China

British oil giant BP is set to expand in China and buy a stake in troubled China Aviation Oil, the country's main importer of jet fuel. Ruth Kirchner in Beijing has the story.

Unionizing Indian call centers

Labor organizers are working to unionize call center employees in India. But as Miranda Kennedy reports, not all employees are eager to join.

Bird flu prevention

Commentator Natasha Loder argues more money needs to be spent to prevent a possible bird flu pandemic at its source.
Posted In: Health