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Marketplace AM for November 7, 2005

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AFL-CIO looks to free up resources

The AFL-CIO wants to retool its organizational structure in Pennsylvania and free up more resources for union organizing. If it works there, Hillary Wicai reports, it could be a model for other states to follow.

MIT tracks students' wireless devices

MIT recently unveiled a campus-wide map that tracks the wireless devices of its students to, among other things, allow users to figure out where they can study in peace. From the Innovation Desk at WUNC, Janet Babin reports.

France struggles with unrest

As violence spreads across France and the US warns travelers to stay away, Stephen Beard looks at the root causes of the uprising, and at how the French government is planning to address them.
Posted In: Canada

30-year bonds

Newsweek Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about the costs and benefits of 30-year Treasury bills.
Posted In: Wall Street

Municipal bonds in New Orleans

Aaron Pressman of Business Week discusses the fate of municipal bonds in parishes and municipalities devastated by Katrina.
Posted In: Wall Street

SARS lessons

This year, the disease on everybody's mind is bird flu, but two years ago it was SARS, which left hundreds dead in Asia and also hit Toronto. As Steve McNally reports, the city learned some valuable lessons.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Officials try to revive trade negotiations

Trade officials gather in London today to try to jumpstart the Doha round of global free trade negotiations, which has been dragged down by disputes over agricultural subsidies. Amy Scott reports.

Looking to raise the minimum wage

Senator Ted Kennedy joins religious leaders today in calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage. As Cheryl Glaser reports, the movement has some surprising supporters.

Nuclear power & CO2

The nuclear power industry touts itself as providing an energy source that doesn't add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. But a symposium of experts gathering today begs to differ. Sam Eaton reports.

Newspaper readership down

Newspaper circulation figures are expected to be released today, and they're likely to show a decrease. But as Andrea Gardner reports, not all the news is bad.

Broadcasters gouge candidates in election season

With one day left before elections in many parts of the country, voters are being bombarded by campaign ads on TV. As Lisa Napoli reports, those ads often cost a lot more than they're supposed to.