Marketplace AM for November 27, 2006

Episode Description 

Forget the card, send a ball

Two sisters in Chicago have come up with a novel alternative to the greeting card. Sean Cole has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Ledbetter v. Goodyear

The Supreme Court today hears arguments in a case that could change the statute of limitations in workers' discrimination lawsuits. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Crime

Final hour for Ford buyouts

Ford employees have until tonight to decide whether to accept the company's buyout offer. Alisa Roth reports.

Big opening weekend for holiday retail

This weekend marked the official beginning of the holiday shopping season. Alisa Roth tells us how things are looking for retailers — and shoppers.

Sellers, take Santa off the roof

If you're trying to sell your home, experts say its best to leave all those holiday decorations in the attic. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Housing

Q3 earnings roundup

All told, companies posted record earnings this quarter. Alisa Roth looks at who made out particularly well and what it means for the 4th Quarter.
Posted In: Wall Street

Wal-Mart breaks into India

There's news today that the world's largest retailer may soon open stores in India — but it could be under a different name. Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada

NYSE goes calling in Asia

NYSE chief John Thain is in China this week talking with firms that might be ready for overseas listings. But he has some hurdles to clear to convince them to list in New York. Ruth Kirchner reports.

Russian spy murder mystery continues

The death of former Russian secret agent Alexander Litvinenko in London last week is being linked to the break-up of the Yukos oil company. And now a British cabinet minister is implicating President Putin in a series of suspicious killings. Stephen Beard reports.

Growing rift over coffee beans

Starbucks CEO Jim Donald is headed to Ethopia to talk coffee — specifically a move by farmers there to trademark their coffee and charge more for it. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Madeleine Acey of The Times of London.
Posted In: Canada

Sloan Sessions: New Year's anti-resolutions

Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan gives host Scott Jagow his list of things we should <i>not</i> do next year. Like fix Social Security.
Posted In: Wall Street