Marketplace for Friday, Nov. 16, 2007

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Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Chavez touches off a war of words

King Juan Carlos of Spain has responded to more name-calling from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez by telling the South American leader to shut up. Chavez has fired back by threatening Spanish businesses. Dan Grech reports on this escalating and heated exchange.

BP selling stores, cutting employees

Beleaguered British oil giant BP announced it's selling off its convenience stores and gas stations and laying off about 10,000 people in the process. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports others in the oil business are doing the same thing.

Fed governors don't foresee rate cuts

Three members of the Federal Reserve committee that sets interest rates have said another rate cut isn't necessary. That news was a bit of a surprise for Wall Streeters. And, as John Dimsdale reports, some economists are still expecting rate reductions in the near future.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Making waves of green

All Wal-Mart has to do to have an impact on green products is place an order. Reporter Sarah Gardner caught up with some of its 60,000 suppliers at a conference that the retail giant held to talk about sustainability.

Can Wal-Mart save the world?

Retail powerhouse Wal-Mart has been taking great pains to improve its image by adopting environmental standards across all of its stores. Kai Ryssdal talks to Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott.
Posted In: Retail