Marketplace AM for November 8, 2005

Episode Description 

Dueling drug measures in California

Competing ballot initiatives before voters in California today look to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. The primary differences lie in who supports them and how regulated they would be. Tamara Keith reports.

What we have here is a failure to communicate

Commentator Andreas Kluth argues that CEOs are masters of communicating without really saying anything.

Smoke gets in your eyes

The deadline is today for nations to ratify a treaty regulating tobacco advertising and smoking warnings across the globe. As Lisa Napoli reports, the U.S. wont be one of those nations.

Big money in the Big Apple

Michael Bloomberg is coasting to a likely landslide victory today over his challenger for mayor. Alisa Roth reports on how the mayor's vast personal wealth factored into his re-election efforts.
Posted In: New York

Not-so-blockbuster earnings

Blockbuster is expected to report a third quarter loss today. Efforts to adjust its brick-and-mortar business model to compete with on-line DVD distribution don't appear to be working. Jeff Tyler reports.

Grokster takes a napster

The peer-to-peer file sharing service has shut down as part of a lawsuit settlement with movie and music companies. As Brian Watt reports, it's the end of an era.

A man, a plan, a canal - a goldmine

Panama wants to upgrade its outmoded canal, and with a price tag of $10 billion, US companies want in on the action. Dan Grech reports.

Bosses in the blogosphere

Despite the fact workers are wasting a lot of time reading blogs, a new study finds that CEOs like them. Stacey Vanek Smith explains.

No more appointment TV?

CBS and NBC announced distribution deals that will allow people to watch popular shows anytime they want. This just weeks after ABC struck a similar deal involving Apple's video iPod. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Limiting "made in China"

Washington and Beijing have come to an agreement on textile imports. The deal allows Chinese imports to continue to rise, but with yearly caps on that growth. Jocelyn Ford has the reaction from China.

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