Marketplace AM for November 4, 2005

Episode Description 

Controlling the TV pipeline

Years back, cable replaced the networks as the top dog in TV. Now cable has serious competition — from phone companies. Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports.

New Orleans' sports outlook

Michael Knisely discusses the future of the New Orleans Saints and Hornets sports teams with host Scott Jagow.

Random House 'n' Universal

Host Lisa Napoli talks to Michael Speier about Random House's agreement with the movie studio Universal to turn books into movies.

Wal-Mart's PR yin and yang

The world's largest retailer is locked in a pitched battle over its image; today, two new salvos will be fired: a critical documentary and a rosy economic report. Scott Tong has the story.

Bush heads south

President Bush's heads to Argentina for the Americas Summit, although he'll be greeted by some criticism. Dan Grech reports.
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Hoping the sky is falling

Disney hopes to recapture some of its former glory in the realm of animation with the release of <em>Chicken Little</em>, which opens today. Brian Watt reports.

Knight Ridder to go on the block?

Shareholders are calling on the nation's second largest newspaper chain to put itself up for sale. Bob Moon reports.

Visa may go IPO

Apparently looking to match rival MasterCard, Visa has installed a new board of directors that many observers say may lead to an eventual public stocking offering. Amy Scott reports.

My lawyer got me one million dollars...

The British government has unveiled plans to curb what it calls British "compensation culture"&#8212; what we know as personal injury lawsuits. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Border crossing gets complicated

A proposed requirement would mandate that all travelers &#8212; Americans included &#8212; have passports to enter the US from Canada and Mexico. Border businesses aren't happy. Tom Banse explains.