Marketplace AM for November 30, 2005

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Release the cells!

You can keep your cell phone number when you change service providers but you probably wont be able to keep the same phone. Consumer advocate Jamie Court tells us why.

All the news that's fit to buy

The L.A. Times reports that the US military has paid Iraqi newspapers to run dozens of articles favorable to the US... articles written by US military personnel and placed as independent reports in Iraqi papers. Dan Grech talked to the Times' Borzou Daragahi.

Defense trade

American trade officials and defense industry representatives are in India this week to encourage more trade with the growing nation. Miranda Kennedy reports.

The myth of 'opting out'

A new report finds new mothers are not as likely to "opt out" of the workplace as recent reports indicate. From the Work and Family desk, Hillary Wicai has more.

TiVo goes international

The TV recording company is looking to expand its trade horizons overseas, starting first in Taiwan. Ethan Lindsey reports.

Hurricane costs

Today is the official end of hurricane season. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at how much this year's storms have cost.

eProxy

The SEC is considering a rule change that would allow companies to use e-mail to send proxy statements to shareholders. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nasdaq in China

The race is on for stock markets eager to attract listings from China's fast emerging private companies. Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld gave a speech at a Chinese university known for its entrepreneurial graduates. Jocelyn Ford has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Direct-to-brain marketing

A new application for the MRI brain scan has marketers hoping they can create more effective ads. Michael Blieden has more.