Marketplace AM for November 22, 2005
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.
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.
Stephen Beard reports on the ascension of new German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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.
Labor organizers are working to unionize call center employees in India. But as Miranda Kennedy reports, not all employees are eager to join.
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.
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.
A new report out shows Wal-Mart often fails to charge an item's listed price at the checkout counter. Amy Scott reports.