Marketplace AM for October 14, 2005

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Japan: economic reforms on track

Today the Japanese parliament puts a plan in motion to privatize the state-owned postal service, and in the process, create the world's largest private bank. Shia Levitt reports.
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EU faces down bird flu

European health officials met in Brussels today to discuss a new vaccine to prevent the spread of bird flu across the EU. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
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The Job Files: come fly with me

Take off with Silvia Price, a flight attendant for Frontier Airlines.
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Big in China

The China Construction Bank opens its IPO today. If it raises the expected $9 billion, it'll be one whoppingly huge IPO. From Beijing, Ruth Kirchner reports.
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Trade delegation in San Francisco

Looking to increase trade with the US West Coast, officials from Hong Kong and China's Guangdong province are in San Francisco today. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.
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Tacking Amtrak's latest plan

Amtrak is considering spinning off its Northeast Corridor service into a separate subsidiary. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what the move could mean the ailing rail system.
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New Orleans workers sidelined

Area demolition and removal services are chafing over government clean-up contracts for New Orleans that have been awarded to out-of-state companies. Sam Eaton reports.
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Daniel Craig is the new 007

Today Sony Pictures officially unveiled the new James Bond today. Tess Vigeland reports on the success and longevity of the Bond franchise.
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Knowing your enemy

Commentator Adam Hanft looks at international tensions through Bond villains from 1960 to the post-Sept. 11-world.
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Refco in trouble

After going public just two months ago, the futures trading giant has shut down one of its units due to a cash shortage. And that's not all. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
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