Marketplace AM for October 11, 2005

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Women in the Japanese workplace

As Japanese officials press for broad reforms in the country's economy, a profound shift is also starting to occur in Japan's tradition-bound corporate culture. From Tokyo, Shia Levitt has more.

Microsoft's era

Empires come and empires go. Will Microsoft always be the dominant player in software and operating systems? Commentator Andreas Kluth says the writing is on the laptop.

Pakistan's rebuilding challenge

Today, governments upped the estimated death toll from the South Asian earthquake to 35,000 people. The massive amounts of casualties have inspired some soul searching in quake-prone Pakistan and India.
Posted In: Canada

When is tax reform hot?

President Bush's advisory panel on federal tax reform meets today to discuss changes to the tax code that actually might stir up some sparks. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Don't visit Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Today the EPA releases its proposal to prevent radioactive release from the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear repository site. Sam Eaton reports.

The Delphi effect

Michigan Radio's William Poorman looks at how Delphi's bankruptcy may impact former parent company GM.

The Gray Lady goes to the movies

Ashely Milne-Tyte reports on the <em>New York Times'</em> latest efforts to increase ad revenue and attract new readers.

Tucking in around the wood stove

The high cost of energy is driving up sales of woodstoves even before the first hits. This is the first time the industry has seen such a surge in demand since 1979. Monica Brady Myerov reports.

Sunny in China ... but expecting Snow

US Treasury Secretary John Snow arrives in China today. Just before he headed to China, Snow sent message to the Chinese. Ruth Kirchner reports.

Swiss drugmaker Roche stocks way up

Roche's boost comes partly from good news from Genentech, of which it's part owner. And it's getting a shot in the arm from Tamiflu, the company's flu treatment. Stephen Beard reports.

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