Marketplace AM for November 29, 2005
Everyone already knows about the real estate boom in the US. Commentator Jean Roznik introduces us to the hot housing market in Ireland.
Mediators have been asked to help calm contentious contract talks between the FAA and the union representing the nation's air traffic controllers. Jane Lindholm reports.
A new videotape purportedly shows private security contractors in Iraq firing on civilians. Private contractors in Iraq operate under the same rules as the US military, and cannot be prosecuted by Iraqi officials. Stephen Beard reports.
After the Asian tsunami and Gulf Coast hurricanes, is there any money left for other charities during the holiday season? Nancy Farghalli reports.
Now that all the turkey's gone, many are hoping to shed the extra pounds it left behind by joining a gym. Andrea Gardner reports.
The US has stopped short of calling China a currency manipulator. Instead, it will keep pressuring on China to revalue its currency, which would make exports to the US more expensive. In China, reaction was guarded. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.
Cable companies are being pushed by consumers to let them pay only for the channels they want, known as "a la carte billing." That movement just got a big new advocate. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.