Marketplace AM for October 20, 2005

Episode Description 

Chris Farrell on earnings

Finance Expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about how much faith investors should put in earnings forecasts.
Posted In: Economy

The NBA's new style rules

Business of sports analyst David Carter discusses the impetus behind the NBA's new dress code with host Lisa Napoli.

A different kind of bookmaking

Business on Native American reservations isn't just about gambling. Aliza Sherman-Risdahl looks at a growing publishing enterprise on Wyoming's Windriver Reservation.

Good news for oil

Relief that hurricane Wilma won't be heading toward the oil fields hit by Katrina and Rita pushed oil prices below $62 a barrel in overseas trading today. Stephen Beard reports from London.

Goodbye rabbit ears

Today the Senate Commerce Committee is expected to take up legislation that would move network TV transmissions from analog to digital. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington

Wilma heads for orange groves

With Wilma expected to slam South Florida this weekend, Ashley Milne-Tyte checks in with the state's citrus industry, which was hard hit by last year's hurricane season.

Debt is bad, but that's not all

New York Fed President Timothy Geithner warned Wednesday that America's budget deficit could hamper future economic growth. But Stacey Vanek Smith reports that there's more to the story.
Posted In: Economy

Small biz contracts

Today House Democrats are expected to release a report evaluating the efforts of 22 federal agencies to contract with small business to help in Katrina recovery. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

Publishers sue Google

On the heels of a lawsuit by authors over copyright infringement, 5 major publishing companies filed a similar suit Wednesday over Google's plans to scan and index book passages. Tess Vigeland reports.

India welcomes Cisco

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers is in India this week. He's expected to announce plans to invest $1 billion in new manufacturing facilities. Miranda Kennedy reports.

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