Marketplace AM for November 9, 2005

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Free trade -- not all it's cracked up to be

In light of the collapse of trade talks at the recent Americas Summit, commentator Robert Reich concludes much of the world remains unconvinced about the benefits of free trade.

DeBeers shares the wealth

Diamond giant DeBeers has announced plan to sell more than a quarter of its mining operation to a black empowerment group in South Africa. Terry FitzPatrick reports.
Posted In: Canada

Senators to grill Big Oil on windfall profits

CEOs from ExxonMobile, CononcoPhillips and three other oil companies go before a joint Senate committee today to try and justify record profits in light of record high gas prices. John Dimsdale reports.

John Snow visits New Delhi

Treasury Secretary John Snow visits New Delhi today to press Indian officials to reform laws that restrict foreign investment in the world's second largest market. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Workforce report released

A report out today from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education predicts personal income will fall, along with the number of Americans with high school and college diplomas, if current demographic trends continue. Amy Scott reports.

Tussle at the NYSE

Dissident groups are attempting to forestall NYSE's efforts to acquire Archipelago electronic trading company. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Where are those oil revenues?

Iraq oil minister Ahmad Chalabi is back in Washington asking for help to secure Iraq's oil infrastructure. But what ever happened to the idea that Iraqi oil revenue would offset the cost of the war for the US? Jeff Tyler reports.

Leery of online banking

As instances of online theft increase, more and more bank customers are getting nervous about conducting transaction over the Internet. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

North Korea opens up?

Will North Korea open its markets and risk losing the iron grip it has on its society? Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.

The revolving door of executives

Greg Maffei worked at Microsoft for seven years, then Oracle for just four months. Today he was named CEO of Liberty Media. Exec are passing through the revolving door in record numbers. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

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